By A. C. Grayling
Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) is without doubt one of the most renowned and significant philosophers of the 20th century. during this account of his lifestyles and paintings A. C. Grayling introduces either his technical contributions to common sense and philosophy, and his wide-ranging perspectives on schooling, politics, warfare, and sexual morality. Russell is credited with being one of many leading movers of Analytic Philosophy, and with having performed a component within the revolution in social attitudes witnessed during the twentieth-century global. This advent offers a transparent survey of Russell's achievements throughout their complete diversity.
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The horrendous slaughter of the trenches had not properly begun, yet Russell saw its inevitability, and with it much longer-term evil consequences. Very few could then have foreseen that a process had begun which would trap most of the world in actual or incipient war for most of the rest of the century, with scores of millions of deaths and the misdirection of massive resources to development of military technology, each new advance in the sophistication of which has been more dangerous and destructive than the last.
The mathematician G. H. Hardy, brand of politics and his worship of irrationalism, and relations between them ceased. In prison in 1918 Russell worked, as noted, on two philosophical books. His return to philosophy had however begun earlier, for in the early months of 1918 he gave a series of lectures under the title ‘The Philosophy of Logical Atomism’, published shortly afterwards in successive numbers of a journal called The Monist. In his characteristically overgenerous way, Russell attributed his ideas to Ludwig Wittgenstein, who had been his pupil for a short time at Cambridge before the war.
He could not stand aside; throughout the war years he wrote articles and made speeches, supporting organized opposition to the war in the form of the Union of Democratic Control and the No Conscription Fellowship. Early in the war he did charitable work among Germans living in England who had been made destitute by being cut off from home. The need for this work did not last long because citizens Russell of enemy nations were soon interned. The leader of the No Conscription Fellowship was a young man called Clifford Allen (later Lord Allen of Hurtwood), who was repeatedly sent to prison for refusing to give up his anti-war work.