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    BERTRAND RUSSELL Bertrand Russell was born on May 18, 1872 into British aristocracy, In 1931 career centered on work as a philosophy professor, writer and public lecturer. He not only knew but worked with many dominant figures in the late 19th and 20th century as a philosopher, a mathematician, science as well as politics. Russell was arguably the greatest philosopher in the 20th century. Although Russell was a decent man he got most of his ideas from Gottolob Frege, a German mathematician, logician

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    The essay "The Value of Philosophy" by Bertrand Russell suggests that many “practical” people view philosophy as rather useless, because these people are – according to Bertrand Russell – operating both with wrong conceptions about the ends of life and wrong conceptions about what goods philosophy strives to achieve. According to Russell the value of philosophy is in what it does for the person who studies it. He makes the point that goods of the mind are as important in life as goods of the body

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    Bertrand Russell argues that we should worship our good instinct, moral insights rather than worshiping the evil god. He says we should create our own ideals and worship them. Russell explains that worshiping our ideals gives us true freedom. As he says, “in determination to worship only the god created by our own love of the good, to respect only the heaven which inspires the insight of our best moments” (pg.51). I disagree with Russell’s argument because worshiping our insights does not reflect

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    - Bertrand Russell, The Philosophy of Logical Atomism. Bertrand Russell was born in 1872 in Wales, England as a member of a famous British family. He received a degree from Trinity Cambridge College with honors in Mathematics and Moral Sciences. His most famous works included the subjects of logic and philosophy, which were deeply rooted in his mathematics background. In fact, Russell is probably the most highly regarded and most read English-speaking philosopher of our time. Russell was

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    is famous for is acquired throughout their life. There are a few things that all famous thinkers have similarities in that allow them to hold the position a “famous thinker.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929-April 3, 1929) and Bertrand Russell (May 18, 1872-February 2, 1970) are two famous thinkers that are discussed in this paper. Each of these men changed the way people viewed the issues of the day through the creative

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    06455401 1) The philosopher Bertrand Russell in his work, “The Problems of Philosophy,” comes to some conclusions of the truth of objects in our world. Through questioning certain ideas and problems in our world, he breaks down what can know what really exists in the world and what does not. Russell, an empiricist, believes that through our sensory perception of our environment. However, our own individual perception can be skewed, and therefore is susceptible to err. Russell gives an example of three

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    potential and utilized it to its fullest. In the following essay, three prominent philosophers; Bertrand Russell, Ayn Rand, and Christopher Hitchens. Each gives their insight to three important topics; the value of philosophy, using philosophy and its value, and the importance of freedom of speech. All of whom will be discussed, and agreement or disagreement will also be concluded and supported. Bertrand Russell’s essay “The Problems of Philosophy”, is in most ways an argument for the continuation

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    it would be like with no wars, battles or overall misconception between one another? Finding harmony within our world is almost impossible and is a never ending uphill battle. As time goes on, more hardships begin, and more fights outbreak, Bertrand Russell was someone that was willing to act upon this and work towards a more logical approach. As we grow older it seems as if the world is getting more and more corrupt and out of hand. The difference between a decade ago and now is dramatic and

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    what they are. The painter wants to know what things seem to be, the practical man and the philosopher want to know what they are. . . . but if reality is not what appears, have we any means of knowing whether there is any reality at all? - Bertrand Russell, The Problems of Philosophy In everyday life people distinguish between the real size of the sun and the size it appears to be, between the natural components of a cloud (a concentration of water droplets) and what the cloud seems to

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    Bertrand Russell influenced 20th Century intellectual’s beliefs in Realism to a Modernistic approach through his pacifist attitude towards war, his obsession with “The Communist Experiment”, and his progressive views of Women’s Suffrage. The realistic movement served as a reaction against romanticism and promoted more uses of the scientific method. Using the principles of the scientific method, philosophers hoped to control actions in an attempt to locate the ideal. During this time many thought

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