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Bertrand Russell - The Spirit of Solitude (edition 1996)

by Ray Monk (Author)

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Bertrand Russell is the best known - perhaps the greatest -philosopher of the twentieth century. Alone among his peers he had something to say, not only about the great abstract problems of mankind, but also about everyday life. Based on comprehensive research in Russell's papers, this is the first biography to do justice to this extraordinary figure. Volume I takes us to 1921 and covers the first fifty years of Russell's life; his extraordinary childhood, his early works, leading up to PRINCIPIA MATHEMATICA, his relationships with Ottoline Morrell, Wittgenstein, Joseph Conrad and D H Lawrence, his bizarre sex life, his conscientious operation in World War I and his visits to Russia and China.… (more)
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Title:Bertrand Russell - The Spirit of Solitude
Authors:Ray Monk (Author)
Info:Jonathan Cape Limited (1996), Edition: First Edition, 600 pages
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Bertrand Russell : the spirit of solitude, 1872-1921 by Ray Monk

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    Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth by Apostolos Doxiadis (sharder)
    sharder: Where Logicomix gives the 'cartoon'-version (and does it very well!) of Bertrand Russells life, Ray Monks biography of Russell is the classical biography. As with his biography of Wittgenstein it is both reliable, "complete" and a good read. (The biography is in 2 vols., this is the first).… (more)
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russell had three themes in his life. the passion for knowledge, a desire to have intimate relationships and social justice. he was a brilliant thinker and philosopher that brought new understanding of what logic is. he was at times a mean man that hurt people that trusted him. he was at times, many times, a person that spoke for very strongly for peace and justice. ( )
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Bertrand Russell is the best known - perhaps the greatest -philosopher of the twentieth century. Alone among his peers he had something to say, not only about the great abstract problems of mankind, but also about everyday life. Based on comprehensive research in Russell's papers, this is the first biography to do justice to this extraordinary figure. Volume I takes us to 1921 and covers the first fifty years of Russell's life; his extraordinary childhood, his early works, leading up to PRINCIPIA MATHEMATICA, his relationships with Ottoline Morrell, Wittgenstein, Joseph Conrad and D H Lawrence, his bizarre sex life, his conscientious operation in World War I and his visits to Russia and China.

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