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By Bertrand Russell

Featuring seminal paintings within the philosophies of arithmetic and language, this accomplished and assiduously edited assortment additionally makes to be had his provocative and arguable perspectives on faith and diplomacy.

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Alan wood in Russell’s Philosophy: A Study of Its Development. His writings combine profundity with wit, trenchant thinking with literary excellence, honesty and clarity with kindliness and wisdom. james r. newman in The World of Mathematics—George Allen & Unwin, London. Simon and Schuster, New York. Russell is without question one of the most productive and most brilliant thinkers of our age, mathematical logician, philosopher, journalist and libertarian, in some ways reminiscent of his early idol, Mill, and in others of Voltaire because of his brilliance, his scope, and his iconoclasm.

Oxford University Press Messrs Routledge & Kegan Paul, Ltd. St Louis Post Dispatch Messrs Simon & Schuster, Inc. Messrs C. A. , Ltd. Full details of the source from which each selection has been made are given at the end of each item. robert e. egner lester e. denonn xxix S OME T HOUGHTS A BOUT B ERTRAND R USSELL I owe innumerable happy hours to the reading of Russell’s works, something which I cannot say of any other contemporary scientific writer, with the exception of Thorstein Veblen. albert einstein in The Philosophy of Bertrand Russell—The Library of Living Philosophers.

I therefore asked him to give me his works, which he did. As soon as I had mastered his notation, I saw that it extended the region of mathematical precision backwards towards regions which had been given over to philosophical vagueness. Basing myself on him, I invented a notation for relations. Whitehead, fortunately, agreed as to the importance of the method, and in a very short time we worked out together such matters as the definitions of series, cardinals, and ordinals, and the reduction of arithmetic to logic.

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