[Inspire Magazine] - "It really gets on my nerves that atheists is all about sitting on leather chairs in gentlemen's clubs with Dawkins and Bertrand Russell while I sit reading novels with Cliff Richard. I think we're stuck with that." He added that his friend and former
[Evening Standard] - "It started with a thought from Bertrand Russell, 'the painful necessity of thought'," says Sinclair, referring to the 20th-century philosopher. "The process of getting to it is very much a process of elimination. You've written something and you
[Philosophy Now (subscription)] - Whitehead had collaborated with Bertrand Russell on the monumental Principia Mathematica ( ), a book whose contents were regarded as even more mysterious than General Relativity, so the organisers asked him instead.
[The Guardian (blog)] - Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters Of all forms of caution, caution in love is perhaps the most fatal to true happiness, wrote the philosopher Bertrand Russell. Caution in politics can be pretty damn fatal too. We saw a classic example of this
I do wish I believed in the life eternal, for it makes me quite miserable to think man is merely a kind of machine endowed, unhappily for himself, with consciousness. - Greek Exercises (1888). At the age of fifteen, Russell used to write down his reflections in this book, for fear that his people should find out what he was thinking.
[GlobalComment.com] - Secular people of the 1930s and '40s—people like Bertrand Russell—thought religion would die out. They would be in shock that the US is engaged in a religiously motivated war on the world stage—and that it has two parties, one of which is completely