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(1872 - 1970)

British Mathematician with a Socialist, Pacifist, Freethinker's Ideology

: Russell's external career has been checkered. The descendant of one of the great families of the Whig aristocracy, he has always delighted in standing up for his radical convictions with willful stubbornness. In 1916, he was deprived of his lectureship at Trinity College, Cambridge, after his pacifist activities had brought him into conflict with the government... (From: Anarchy Archives.)
• "...if atomic bombs are used on both sides, it is to be expected that all large cities will be completely wiped out..." (From: "The Bomb and Civilization," by Bertrand Russell, ....)
• "Either war or civilization must end..." (From: "The Bomb and Civilization," by Bertrand Russell, ....)
• "It is impossible to imagine a more dramatic and horrifying combination of scientific triumph with political and moral failure than has been shown to the world in the destruction of Hiroshima." (From: "The Bomb and Civilization," by Bertrand Russell, ....)


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CONTENTS

I APPEARANCE AND REALITY

II THE EXISTENCE OR MATTER

III THE NATURE OF MATTER

IV IDEALISM

V KNOWLEDGE BY ACQUAINTANCE AND KNOWLEDGE BY DESCRIPTION

VI ON INDUCTION

VII ON OUR KNOWLEDGE OF GENERAL PRINCIPLES

VIII HOW A PRIORI KNOWLEDGE IS POSSIBLE

IX THE WORLD OF UNIVERSALS

X ON OUR KNOWLEDGE OF UNIVERSALS

XI ON INTUITIVE KNOWLEDGE

XII TRUTH AND FALSEHOOD

XIII KNOWLEDGE, ERROR, AND PROBABLE OPINION

XIV THE LIMITS OF PHILOSOPHICAL KNOWLEDGE

XV THE VALUE OF PHILOSOPHY

BIBLIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

INDEX

(1872 - 1970)

British Mathematician with a Socialist, Pacifist, Freethinker's Ideology

: Russell's external career has been checkered. The descendant of one of the great families of the Whig aristocracy, he has always delighted in standing up for his radical convictions with willful stubbornness. In 1916, he was deprived of his lectureship at Trinity College, Cambridge, after his pacifist activities had brought him into conflict with the government... (From: Anarchy Archives.)
• "It is impossible to imagine a more dramatic and horrifying combination of scientific triumph with political and moral failure than has been shown to the world in the destruction of Hiroshima." (From: "The Bomb and Civilization," by Bertrand Russell, ....)
• "Either war or civilization must end..." (From: "The Bomb and Civilization," by Bertrand Russell, ....)
• "...if atomic bombs are used on both sides, it is to be expected that all large cities will be completely wiped out..." (From: "The Bomb and Civilization," by Bertrand Russell, ....)

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