Bertrand Russell

Analyzing Language: Stephen Neale on Bertrand Russell’s Philosophy of Language (Part 2)

A British philosopher, logician, and mathematician, Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) made significant contributions to the fields of mathematical logic, analytic philosophy,…

3 months ago

112 Mercer Street: Einstein, Russell Gödel, Pauli, and the End of Innocence in Science

During the winter of 1943-44, as much of the supposedly civilized world was in the throes of WWII, four of…

3 months ago

10 Things You Might Not Know About Bertrand Russell

1. The Nobel Prize winner, Bertrand Russell, wrote over 60 books and 2,000 articles throughout the course of his 97-year…

11 months ago

Why Bertrand Russell is the Smartest Person in History (According to Us)

Greetings, fellow intellectual adventurers! Today, we're going to talk about a dude who was pretty much the epitome of smarts:…

1 year ago

Alfred North Whitehead: A Philosopher You’ve Probably Never Heard Of (But Should)

Happy birthday, Alfred North Whitehead! You may not be a household name, but your contributions to philosophy and mathematics have…

1 year ago

Analyzing Language: Stephen Neale on Bertrand Russell’s Philosophy of Language (Part 1)

A British philosopher, logician, and mathematician, Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) made significant contributions to the fields of mathematical logic, analytic philosophy,…

2 years ago

The Tractatus at 100: Exploring the Lasting Impact of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Masterpiece

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Ludwig Wittgenstein's seminal work, the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus. Published in 1922, the Tractatus has…

3 years ago

The Age of Reason: Bertrand Russell’s Advice on Growing Old

British philosopher, logician, and mathematician Bertrand Russell (1872–1970) lived until the age of 98, so he had personal knowledge of…

4 years ago

Another Look at Bertrand Russell’s Theory of Descriptions

According to Bertrand Russell’s theory of descriptions, the word “the” contains two conceptual elements: existence and uniqueness. It implies that…

5 years ago

Beyond Paradox: Avrum Stroll’s Analysis of Bertrand Russell’s Philosophical—and other—Development

A British philosopher, logician, and mathematician, Bertrand Russell (1872 -1970) made significant contributions to the fields of mathematical logic, analytic philosophy, metaphysics,…

11 years ago