A series of thirteen television dialogues between Lord Russell and BBC commentator, Woodrow Wyatt, in the Spring of 1959, now brought to earth in book form. Lord Russell, in reply to prepared questions, gives very unrehearsed, spontaneous and often amusing comments to bear on serious areas of human problems. ""What is Philosophy?"" evokes a typically dry and witty interview in which he boils the ancient discipline down to a study of those things science cannot study. Religion of course is considered ""harmful"", individuality is a precious but griveously threatened human virtue. A minor yet readable summing up of many of the views which have made Lord Russell famous or infamous, depending on how you look at it.