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Bertrand Russell
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970). Philosopher, mathematician, educational and sexual reformer, pacifist, prolific letter writer, author and columnist, Bertrand Russell was one of the most influential and widely known intellectual figures of the twentieth century. In 1950 he was awarded the Noble... show more



Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970). Philosopher, mathematician, educational and sexual reformer, pacifist, prolific letter writer, author and columnist, Bertrand Russell was one of the most influential and widely known intellectual figures of the twentieth century. In 1950 he was awarded the Noble Prize for Literature in 1950 for his extensive contributions to world literature and for his "rationality and humanity, as a fearless champion of free speech and free thought in the West."Photo by Photographer not identified (Bertrand Russell (1916). Justice in War-Time.) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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Birth date: May 18, 1872
Died: February 02, 1970
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Tyson Adams Reviews
Tyson Adams Reviews rated it 6 months ago
An important point was left out of this book: The history of philosophy is also a history of drunks.Bertrand Russell has attempted to give a brief overview of the History of Western Philosophy. In this 900 page tome he touches on the major figures, major fields of thought, and the socio-political ba...
Edward
Edward rated it 2 years ago
IntroductionVolume IPreface to Volume I--On Jealousy--Sex and Happiness--Tourists: We Lose Our Charm Away from Home--The Menace of Old Age--In Praise of Artificiality--Who May Use Lipstick?--The Lessons of Experience--Hope and Fear--Are Criminals Worse than Other People?--The Advantages of Cowardice...
Jon (of the Dead)
Jon (of the Dead) rated it 2 years ago
This book was not what I was expecting. I guess I was thinking that I was in for a grand overview on just what happiness is and the nature of the human existence in chasing it. And while parts were like that, many others were just Russell's opinions on how to "solve" the happiness problem. There w...
Edward
Edward rated it 2 years ago
Preface to the Routledge Classics Edition--Introduction: On the Value of Scepticism--Dreams and Facts--Is Science Superstitious?--Can Men be Rational?--Philosophy in the Twentieth Century--Machines and the Emotions--Behaviourism and Values--Eastern and Western Ideals of Happiness--The Harm that Good...
Edward
Edward rated it 2 years ago
IntroductionPreface--Philosophy and Politics--Philosophy for Laymen--The Future of Mankind--Philosophy's Ulterior Motives--The Superior Virtue of the Oppressed--On Being Modern-minded--An Outline of Intellectual Rubbish--The Functions of a Teacher--Ideas that Have Helped Mankind--Ideas that Have Har...
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