Critical analysis of ‘Philosophy and Politics’ by Bertrand Russell

General introduction of philosophy

What is philosophy? Philosophy is love for wisdom or knowledge. There are Three branches of philosophy:


Study of knowledge

Ontology/ metaphysics

Study of really real


Study of value

Note:- It is divided into two main parts


Study of moral or values of human behavior


Values in sense, taste or beauty.

Introduction of this essay

Bertrand Russell in his book ‘ Unpopular Essays‘ he wrote this essay. In this essay he attack on the Hegel’s philosophy of dogmatism and defended the Lock’s philosophy of empiricism.


Russell starts his essay with the philosophic background of England  and Germany. He says that British has produced brilliant philosopher and British nation holds philosophy as such in dissatisfaction. It is British nation’s attitude towards philosophy, so the connection between Philosophy and politics is weak in England.
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