The Philosophy of Bertrand Russell: A Collection of Online Resources and Key Quotes

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This page aims to make learning about the philosophy of Bertrand Russell as easy as possible by bringing together the best articles, podcasts, and videos from across the internet onto one page. To get started, simply choose one of the resources listed below, or browse a selection of key quotes by Russell at the bottom of the page. Encyclopedia Articles This section features articles from the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy and the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy. The SEP is probably the most comprehensive online philosophy resource. It features in-depth articles …

The Eight Best Books on or by Bertrand Russell

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This page contains a list of the best books on or by Bertrand Russell. Just to be clear, there is no single best book on Russell. The best book for you will depend on your preferred learning style and the amount of time that you want to spend reading about Russell. An 800-page scholarly overview is unlikely to be best for someone looking for a short beginner-friendly introduction, for example. This list aims to take this ambiguity into account by featuring books that will appeal to a variety of learning …

On the Value of Philosophy – a short reading from Russell’s ‘The Problems of Philosophy’

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Introduction Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was a British philosopher and social critic best known for his work in mathematical logic and as a popularizer of philosophy. In this passage from The Problems of Philosophy, Russell acknowledges that many men think that philosophy is useless because it is unable to produce definite answers to the questions it addresses. He argues that the value of philosophy is to be “sought largely in its very uncertainty”. Those who do not study philosophy are “imprisoned by the prejudices” of the society in which they were …