An A-to-Z compendium of Russell’s writingOne of the great minds of the twentieth century, Bertrand Russell explored philosophy, mathematics, and a variety of other intellectual, political, historical, and social issues in his lifetime. In this indispensable and easily accessible guide, drawn from his books and essays, readers will find Russell’s fundamental principles, from objectivity to ontological arguments to logical certainty, in his own words. Russell also explored topics such as war, evil, and the purpose and goal of human existence. Russell’s intellect transcends time and remains a relevant source of inspiration and thought today.
About the Author
Bertrand Russell (1872–1970) was one of the twentieth century’s premier logicians. Born in Wales, he was a prominent pacifist and anti-imperialist, championing free trade between nations. He campaigned against Adolf Hitler, was in favor of nuclear disarmament, and criticized Soviet totalitarianism and the United States of America’s involvement in the Vietnam War. His philosophical essay “On Denoting” is considered a paradigm of philosophy. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950.