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Old 12-16-2011, 05:24 AM
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Originally Posted by dR-Green View Post
I don't think it's so much the content, but the language It takes me about 5 minutes of reading and re-reading to get through 2 or 3 lines
I think your right. The problem with Russell's work is that he was trying to convey concepts that there were no words for. He had to devise his own terminology and that is why we have trouble understanding. Also, he writes in the old style and many of the more common words had a slightly different meaning than they do today.

I find that an older dictionary (preferably a UK English version for his earlier works) is a must when reading his books.


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