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Bertrand Russell (1872–1970)

Author of A History of Western Philosophy

380+ Works 34,550 Members 293 Reviews 131 Favorited

About the Author

Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872-1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic. He was best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. Together with G.E. Moore, Russell is generally recognized as one of the main founders of modern analytic show more philosophy. Together with Kurt Gödel, he is regularly credited with being one of the most important logicians of the twentieth century. Over the course of a long career, Russell also made contributions to a broad range of subjects, including the history of ideas, ethics, political and educational theory, and religious studies. General readers have benefited from his many popular writings on a wide variety of topics. After a life marked by controversy--including dismissals from both Trinity College, Cambridge, and City College, New York--Russell was awarded the Order of Merit in 1949 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. Noted also for his many spirited anti-nuclear protests and for his campaign against western involvement in the Vietnam War, Russell remained a prominent public figure until his death at the age of 97. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Series

Works by Bertrand Russell

A History of Western Philosophy (1946) 6,748 copies
The Problems of Philosophy (1912) 3,307 copies
The Conquest of Happiness (1930) 1,803 copies
In Praise of Idleness (1935) 1,030 copies
The ABC of Relativity (1928) 724 copies
Unpopular Essays (1950) 704 copies
Religion and Science (1935) 607 copies
Mysticism and Logic (1917) 594 copies
Wisdom of the West (1959) — Author — 487 copies
Marriage and Morals (1929) 480 copies
Sceptical Essays (1928) 471 copies
Power: A New Social Analysis (1938) 429 copies
The Analysis of Mind (1921) 338 copies
Authority and the Individual (1949) 296 copies
An Outline of Philosophy (1927) 295 copies
On Education (1926) 251 copies
Bertrand Russell's Best (1958) 248 copies
The Scientific Outlook (1931) 220 copies
My Philosophical Development (1959) 207 copies
Philosophical Essays (1910) 201 copies
Political Ideals (1962) 170 copies
Principia Mathematica to *56 (1962) 169 copies
Has Man a Future? (1961) 168 copies
The Will to Doubt (1941) 110 copies
The Analysis of Matter (1927) 107 copies
Fact and Fiction (1961) 88 copies
Essays in Skepticism (1962) 81 copies
Living Philosophies (1931) — Contributor — 57 copies
Unarmed Victory (1963) 51 copies
The Problem of China (1922) 49 copies
War Crimes in Vietnam (1962) 49 copies
The Good Citizen's Alphabet (1958) 37 copies
Essays in Analysis (1973) 32 copies
Philosophy and Politics (1947) 23 copies
The ABC of Atoms (1923) 21 copies
German Social Democracy (1896) 18 copies
Iniciació a la filosofia (1977) 16 copies
Justice in War-Time (1917) 14 copies
Escritos básicos I (1985) 12 copies
Which way to peace? (1936) 12 copies
Ensaios escolhidos (1992) 7 copies
Valik esseid (1994) 6 copies
Education of character (2020) 6 copies
Escritos básicos, II (1985) 5 copies
VIAJE A LA REVOLUCION (2017) 5 copies
Sententies 4 copies
Pensieri (1970) 4 copies
On Denoting (2016) 4 copies
Mysticism and Mathematics (2016) 4 copies
Antología (2000) 4 copies
Moral und Politik (1972) 3 copies
La scienza e la pace (2011) 3 copies
The World in Epitome (2007) 3 copies
The philosophy of Bergson (1977) 3 copies
Let The Peoples Think (1941) 2 copies
SOCIEDAD HUMANA 2 copies
Varoluşçunun bunalımı (1998) 2 copies
Russell dice la sua. (1968) 2 copies
Contos 2 copies
Problemy filozofii (2003) 2 copies
Sintesi filosofica (1973) 2 copies
Planetary Effulgence (1962) 2 copies
Sosyalizm 1 copy
Saadet Yolu 1 copy
Din ve Bilim 1 copy
all 1 copy
Opere 1 copy
Le Pouvoir (2003) 1 copy
Saadet Yolu 1 copy
On Peace 1 copy
Insanligin Gelecegi (2020) 1 copy
On Civil Disobedience (1961) 1 copy

Associated Works

Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921) — Introduction, some editions; Foreword, some editions — 4,154 copies
The Age of Analysis: The 20th Century Philosophers (1955) — Contributor — 404 copies
Philosophy of Mind: Classical and Contemporary Readings (2002) — Contributor — 289 copies
Devils & Demons: A Treasury of Fiendish Tales Old & New (1991) — Contributor — 258 copies
A World Apart (1951) — Preface, some editions — 257 copies
Western Philosophy: An Anthology (1996) — Author, some editions — 185 copies
Atheism: A Reader (2000) — Contributor — 182 copies
Words and Things (1959) — Introduction — 164 copies
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (1997) — Contributor — 142 copies
The World of Mathematics, Volume 1 (1956) — Contributor — 125 copies
8th Annual Edition: The Year's Best S-F (1963) — Contributor — 117 copies
The World of Mathematics, Volume 3 (1955) — Contributor — 116 copies
Knowledge: Readings in Contemporary Epistemology (2000) — Contributor — 74 copies
Einstein on Peace (1605) — Preface — 74 copies
Civil Disobedience: Theory and Practice (1969) — Contributor — 61 copies
God (Hackett Readings in Philosophy) (1996) — Contributor, some editions — 57 copies
The History of Materialism (1865) — Introduction, some editions — 55 copies
The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Contributor — 52 copies
The Range of Philosophy: Introductory Readings (1964) — Contributor — 52 copies
Whither Mankind (1928) — Contributor — 45 copies
The Common Sense of the Exact Sciences (1885) — Preface, some editions — 36 copies
Pragmatic philosophy: an anthology (1966) — Contributor — 36 copies
Modern Essays (1921) — Contributor — 33 copies
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Contributor — 31 copies
A Book of Essays (1963) — Contributor — 26 copies
Containment and revolution (1967) — Contributor — 25 copies
Classic Essays in English (1961) — Contributor — 22 copies
Philosophical Issues: A Contemporary Introduction (1972) — Contributor — 17 copies
Nobel Writers on Writing (2000) — Contributor — 14 copies
Hunger and love (1931) — Introduction — 14 copies
Gilbert Murray: An unfinished autobiography (1960) — Contributor — 13 copies
The sex problem in modern society; an anthology (1931) — Contributor — 12 copies
Los Premios Nobel de Literatura, v.1 — Contributor — 7 copies
Napalm — Author — 6 copies
Rød planet : en science fiction-antologi om Mars (1970) — Contributor — 5 copies
Best crime stories. 4 (1971) — Contributor — 4 copies

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Russell, Bertrand
Legal name
Russell, Bertrand Arthur William, 3rd Earl
Other names
Bertie
RUSSELL, Bertrand Arthur William
RUSSELL, Bertrand
Birthdate
1872-05-18
Date of death
1970-02-02
Burial location
Colwyn Bay, Wales, UK (cremated)
Gender
male
Nationality
UK (Birth)
Country (for map)
Wales, UK
Birthplace
Ravenscroft, Wales, UK
Place of death
Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales, UK
Cause of death
influenza
Places of residence
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
Trelleck, Monmouthshire, Wales, UK
Peking, China
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Los Angeles, California, USA
New York, New York, USA (show all 8)
Penrhyndeudraeth, Merionethshire, Wales, UK
Garsington Manor, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Education
Trinity College, University of Cambridge (BA|1893)
Occupations
philosopher
mathematician
professor
Relationships
Russell, Dora (2nd wife, divorced)
Finch, Edith (4th wife)
Russell, Conrad (son)
von Arnim, Elizabeth (sister-in-law)
Russell, Lord John (grandfather)
Mill, John Stuart (godfather) (show all 8)
Amberley, John Russell (father)
Tait, Katharine (daughter)
Organizations
Trinity College, Cambridge
Aristotelian Society (President)
Cambridge Apostles
Royal Society (1908)
Awards and honors
Fellow of the Royal Society (1908)
Nobel Prize (Literature, 1950)
Sylvester Medal (1934)
De Morgan Medal (1932)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (1951)
Fellow of Trinity College (1944) (show all 12)
BBC Reith Lecturer (1948)
Order of Merit (1949)
Hereditary Peerage (1931)
Jerusalem Prize (1963)
Kalinga Prize for the Popularization of Science (1957)
Judicially pronounced unworthy to be Professor of Philosophy at the College of the City of New York (1940)
Agent
Julie Medlock
Anton Felton

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Bertrand Russell in Philosophy and Theory (May 2016)

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AnkaraLibrary | Feb 29, 2024 |
I love Russel and his insightful presentation of the last few thousand years of philosophy is well structured even if overly historicised
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The problem is this book was from lectures written to the late 40’s and it leaves a gap that is just too wide for it to feel current. It is interesting in what main issues sre identified that are relevant today, but it also misses many others, the world philosophical issues have gone far beyond what is described and there remains a vast gap.
I wouod read a different history of philosophy despite my admiration for the author and his work.… (more)
 
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yates9 | 55 other reviews | Feb 28, 2024 |
 
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AnkaraLibrary | Feb 23, 2024 |
Interessantes Buch über grundlegende epistemologische Begriffe, aber dementsprechend auch nicht besonders spannend.
 
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Rating
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