Bertrand Russell

Oprah Winfrey has revealed the secret to her happy life

Oprah Winfrey has a lot of strings to her bow: she’s a media proprietor, celebrated talk show host, critically-acclaimed actress, producer, and …

Oprah Winfrey

The Rest Is History | July 20, 2018

• The home of Patsy Cline, in Virginia and in country music, where “there is a legacy status that can’t be undone, a canonization that few achieve …

British Philosophy

New Bertrand Russell Archives and Research Centre Opens

The Bertrand Russell Archives and Research Centre at McMaster University has opened. While McMaster University acquired the Russell Archives 50 years …

Philosophy

Bertrand Russell: Face to Face

After 378 pages of intensely intricate logical proofs, one comes upon a triumphant sentence: 'From this proposition it will follow, when arithmetical …

Philosophy

What’s on at Hamilton and area galleries

<b>Earls Court Gallery</b>, 215 Ottawa St. N., Hamilton, presents Out of the Back: a selection of new artwork by Dara Aram, Ron Bolt, Cora Brittan, Eric …

Art

How to Grow Old: Bertrand Russell on What Makes a Fulfilling Life

“Make your interests gradually wider and more impersonal, until bit by bit the walls of the ego recede, and your life becomes increasingly merged in the universal life.”<p><i>“If you can fall in love again and again,”</i> Henry Miller wrote as he contemplated the measure of a life well lived on the precipice …

Philosophy

Ten guidelines for nurturing a thriving democracy by Bertrand Russell

In December 1951, British philosopher Bertrand Russell wrote a piece for the NY Times Magazine titled The Best Answer to Fanaticism — Liberalism with …

British Philosophy

Thought for the Day, May 23, 2018

Bertrand Russell, English philosopher and social critic<p>“The best life is the one in which the creative impulses play the largest part and the …

British Philosophy

News: June/July 2018

Giant Karl Marx Bestrides Trier • Derek Parfit’s Photography Exhibition Opens • Bertrand Russell Prison Letters Project — News reports by Anja …

Philosophy

Learning from Bertrand Russell in today's tumultuous world

They come from all over the world to see, touch and read the originals of tens of thousands of letters, to study boxes of drafts and revisions of his …

Vietnam War

Two for one: Swedish Academy member sees Nobel crisis silver lining

The head of Swedish Academy's Nobel Committee has found a possible silver lining for the postponement of the prize — the prospect of two literature …

Sweden

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‘Some ideas are so absurd only intellectuals believe them.” Some say George Orwell uttered these words in the Forties. Others say the phrase came a decade later from Bertrand Russell, the philosopher.<p>Whatever its origin, this aphorism deserves attention; for there are some ideas that, promoted as …

British Philosophy

Wittgenstein

Ludwig Wittgenstein<p>(1889 - 1951)<p>Resolving to live a simple life, Ludwig Wittgenstein gave away his inherited wealth in 1919 and spent six years …

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Bertrand Russell’s Advice to People Living 1,000 Years in the Future: “Love is Wise, Hatred is Foolish”

In these times of high anxiety, battles over “free speech”—on college campuses, in corporate offices, on airwaves and the internet—can seem extremely …

Philosophy

Bertrand Russell and the Nature of Propositions: A History and Defense of the Multiple Relation Theory of Judgement

2018.03.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Samuel Lebens, Bertrand Russell and the Nature of Propositions: A History and Defense …

Philosophy

5 Best Day Trips from London

These spots are perfect for a quick getaway.<p>London is so packed you could easily spend a lifetime exploring it—but just as the capital’s denizens often feel an irresistible urge to get away, you will, too. Here are our top five easy escapes from the Big Smoke, from the beaches of Brighton and …

England

Poet Rupert Brooke's old home in Grantchester could now be yours

Calling all poetry lovers! Rupert Brooke's former home in Grantchester, near Cambridge, is now available to buy at auction.The British poet lodged at …

Literature

Strong Types for Direct Logic

This article follows on the introductory article “Direct Logic for Intelligent Applications” [Hewitt 2017a]. Strong Types enable new mathematical …

Philosophy of Science

Panpsychism: Scientists Discover that Everything — from Rocks to Molecules — Is Conscious

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present …

Consciousness

As AI Makes More Decisions, the Nature of Leadership Will Change

It is tempting to regard artificial intelligence as a threat to human leadership. After all, the very purpose of AI is to augment, improve, and ultimately replace human intelligence, which is still widely regarded, at least by us humans, as our key competitive advantage. There is no reason to …

Leadership

15 paradoxes that will make your head explode

"I know one thing," Socrates famously said. "That I know nothing."<p>It's a crucial insight from one of the founders of Western philosophy: You should …

Ethnography

Nick Boles’ third type of work is an advance on Bertrand Russell | Letters

<b>Gareth Reeves</b> and <b>John Smith</b> reflect on Nick Boles’ comments about the value of work<p>“Thoughtful” Tory MP Nick Boles (Tories should morally object to universal basic income, says MP, 29 December) claims that “mankind”, being “hardwired to work”, does not “find true fulfilment in writing poetry [and] …

UK Politics

Artificial Intelligence's "Holy Grail" Victory

The ancient board game of Go highlights AI's incredible future.<p>In 1943, at the height of World War II, the U.S. military hired an audacious …

Artificial Intelligence

Could the Force Really Be With Us?

The religious focus is even more prominent in <i>The Last Jedi</i>. This is not a religion based on belief in a personal God, but in an impersonal reality …

Philosophy

The man who knows how a 'superhuman' race will disrupt our world - and why it could be here soon

Nick Bostrom, like Bertrand Russell, is eminent as a mathematician and as a philosopher. Unlike Russell, he deals predominantly with how our world awaits transformation by artificial intelligence.<p>When we spoke earlier this month in the rather intense atmosphere of the Future of Humanity Institute – …

Artificial Intelligence

The Best Philosophy Books for Beginners

<b>Bertrand Russell once said that ‘science is what you know, philosophy is what you don’t know’, and when it comes to philosophy – I don’t know nearly</b> …

Philosophy

How a Skeptic Became a Stoic

How Massimo Pigliucci became the new face of an ancient philosophy.

Philosophy

Abuse and harassment can and must be stopped

One of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, philosopher, mathematician and historian Bertrand Russell, who won the 1950 Nobel prize in …

British Philosophy

Bertrand Russell on the ‘evils’ of the present economic system – archive, 24 October 1916

<b>24 October 1916</b> An audience in Manchester heard the political activist and philosopher call for private capitalistic enterprises be replaced wherever possible<p>Mr Bertrand Russell gave the second of his series of lectures on “The world as it can be made” last night in the Onward Hall, Manchester. Mr …

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David Robertson: Our society needs to come to grips with and understand the love of God

The Prime Minister was mocked for saying that ‘Brexit means Brexit’. Such truisms are surely too simplistic for the sophisticated British electorate? …