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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 on a huge number of philosophical topics, however, it is aimed at an academic audience and may be too detailed and technical for beginners. The IEP is generally more beginner-friendly but is also considered to be less reliable. Wikipedia is also an option, but it is much less reliable than either of these.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Bertrand Russell
- Russell’s Logical Atomism
- Russell’s Moral Philosophy
- Russell’s Paradox
- Principia Mathematica
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
- Bertrand Russell: Metaphysics
- Bertrand Russell: Ethics
- Bertrand Russell: Logic
- Russell’s Paradox
- Russell-Myhill Paradox
This section features short articles written by professional philosophers and aimed at a general audience. These articles are ideal for anyone looking for a shorter or more beginner-friendly introduction to Russell than the encyclopedia articles listed above.
The Times Literary Supplement
- Learning from Bertrand Russell in today’s tumultuous world
- Bertrand Russell and the case for ‘Philosophy for Everyone’
- Bertrand Russell: philosopher, mathematician and optimist
- Bertrand Russell on the science v religion debate
- Is religion based on fear?
- Bertrand Russell the agnostic
- Bertrand Russell on individualism and self-control
- How mainstream education stifles ‘something sacred’
- Bertrand Russell: the everyday value of philosophy
This section features episodes from leading philosophy podcasts. These are also aimed at a general audience and are a good option for beginners who prefer audio content.
In Our Time
Short Videos (<30 mins)
This section features short videos aimed at beginners.
- Bertrand Russell – Mankind’s Future & Philosophy
- A Conversation with Bertrand Russell (1952)
- Bertrand Russell – Face to Face Interview (BBC, 1959)
Lectures/Longer Videos (>30 mins)
This section features longer videos and lectures.
- Frege, Russell, & Modern Logic – A. J. Ayer
- Analyzing Language: Bertrand Russell’s Theory of Descriptions
See this page for course syllabi on Bertrand Russell.
See this list of the best books on or by Bertrand Russell.
This section features online courses on Bertrand Russell.
- Authority & the Individual: Six BBC Lectures – Bertrand Russell | Cambridge
See this selection of key quotes by Russell.
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