Bertrand Russell

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Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was a British-born analytic philosopher, essayist and political activist. His primary philosophical work was in mathematical philosophy, where he argued that mathematics could be reduced to logic (logicism). Russell was also imprisoned for his opposition to the First World War, and was the founding member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Russell wrote voluminously, including a lengthy History of Western Philosophy, essays on his attitude to religion including Sceptical Essays and Why I Am Not A Christian (a talk given in 1927 at Battersea Town Hall).

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