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Bertrand Russell



Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872–1970) was a British philosopher, essayist, logician, and social critic known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy, evangelical atheism, his belief in love and knowledge combined, pacifism, and speaking out. He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1950 for his work that championed humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought.

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The Conquest of Happiness

In The Conquest of Happiness, first published by Liveright in 1930, iconoclastic philosopher Bertrand Russell 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.

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A History of Western Philosophy

Hailed as “lucid and magisterial” by The Observer, this book is universally acclaimed as the outstanding one-volume work on the subject of Western philosophy.

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The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell

Few philosophers have had a more profound influence on the course of modern philosophy than Bertrand Russell. The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell is a comprehensive anthology of Russell’s most definitive essays written between 1903 and 1959.

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Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy

2017 Reprint of 1919 Edition. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition software. Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy has been a seminal work for more than nine decades.

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Bertrand Russell: Message to Future Generations

In 1959, Bertrand Russell, the Nobel Prize-winning philosopher, mathematician and peace activist was just short of his 87th birthday, when he gave wide-ranging interviews to the BBC and the CBC.

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Learning from Bertrand Russell in Today’s Tumultuous World

How can the ideas of a man who started teaching at the London School of Economics in 1896—and who corresponded with Jean-Paul Sartre, Ho Chi Minh, T.S. Eliot and so many others, and lived long enough to protest both the First World War and the Vietnam War—still be so meaningful?

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Bertrand Russell on his Meeting with Vladimir Lenin in 1920

Bertrand Russell on his Meeting with Vladimir Lenin in 1920.

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Our Inspiration — Satish Kumar

Inspired by Bertrand Russell‘s civil disobedience against the atomic bomb, in 1962 Kumar and his friend E P Menon decided to dedicate themselves to undertaking a peace walk from India to the four capitals of the nuclear world: Moscow, Paris, London and Washington D.C.

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Bertrand Russell: Why I’m Not a Christian

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 1872–1970, British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic. Why I’m Not a Christian.

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What People Get Wrong about Bertrand Russell

Contrary to received wisdom, his later work was of immense value.

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