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 …

Bertrand Russell: Fifteen Best Quotes (With References)

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This page contains a collection of philosophical quotes by Bertrand Russell. These quotes are all genuine and details about the book and chapter number are included where applicable. On language: For my part, I believe that, partly by means of the study of syntax, we can arrive at considerable knowledge concerning the structure of the world. – Bertrand Russell, An Inquiry into Meaning and Truth, XXV On the law of excluded middle: By the law of excluded middle, either ‘A is B’ or ‘A is not B’ must be true. …