Bertrand Russell is, without a doubt, one of the most prominent and influential figures in philosophy in the 20th century. His work was a significant influence on minds such as Albert Einstein, Isaac Asimov, and Noam Chomsky. With The Problems of Philosophy, he brings a complicated subject into easy reach. Russell uses this work to highlight the main philosophical subjects examined through the course of history.
The Problems of Philosophy reviews the ideas of notable philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Hume, Locke, Kant, and Hegel, while keeping to language anyone can grasp. True genius can explain a complex subject in simple terms, and Russell expresses his genius well in this small but comprehensive text. The Problems of Philosophy outlines philosophical inquiry in a way that opens it to the novice, while providing a valuable review for those well versed in the subject. A summary precedes the narration of the full text, giving a biography of the author and background information on the work. Also included are an overview, synopsis, and analysis.
The summary is concluded with an examination of the historical context, criticisms, and social impact of Russell's work. This work is a must-hear for those interested in the field of philosophy, and an excellent introduction for the general listeners.