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Bertrand Russell: Science and philosophy

Russell lived a remarkably full life. The grandson of Lord John Russell who twice served Victoria as Prime Minister, Russell was one of the most influential logicians, philosophers and essayists of the twentieth century. His groundbreaking advances in technical philosophy … Continue reading

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Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872–1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. His most influential contributions include his championing of logicism (the view that mathematics is in … Continue reading

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The Conquest of Happiness

Bertrand Russell in The Conquest of Happiness attempted to diagnose the myriad causes of unhappiness in modern life and chart a path out of the seemingly inescapable malaise so prevalent even in safe and prosperous Western societies. More than eighty years … Continue reading

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Cómo envejecer

Bertrand Russell: Psicológicamente, existen dos peligros contra los que hay que estar vigilante cuando se llega a viejo. Uno de ellos consiste en absorberse indebidamente en el pasado. No se debe vivir de memorias, lamentándonos por el buen tiempo pasado, … Continue reading

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Social Cohesion & Human Nature – Bertrand Russell

Political and social activism occupied much of Bertrand Russell‘s time for most of his life, which makes his prodigious and seminal writing on a wide range of technical and non-technical subjects all the more remarkable. Russell remained politically active almost … Continue reading

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Bertrand Russell and The Beatles Against the War

The Beatles were so much a part of the youth movement that blossomed in the 1960s that it’s amusing to think that one of the main issues that energized the movement–peace–came to the Beatles through a 92-year-old man.As Paul McCartney … Continue reading

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In Praise of Idleness

Like most of my generation, I was brought up on the saying: ‘Satan finds some mischief for idle hands to do.’ Being a highly virtuous child, I believed all that I was told, and acquired a conscience which has kept … Continue reading

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