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Betrand Rusell


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BENTRAND RUSELL * * His full name is Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell * He was born on the 18th of May 1872 in Trellech, Monmouth shire, UK * A 20th century British philosopher, as well as a logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic * A was a Nobel award winner in literature in 1950 * Russell led the British "revolt against idealism" in the early 1900s. He is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy along with his predecessor Gottlob Frege and his protege Ludwig Wittgenstein, and is widely held to be one of the 20th century's premier logicians. * Russell was a prominent anti-war activist; he championed free trade and anti-imperialism. Russell went to prison for his pacifist activism during World War I. He then later campaigned against Adolf Hitler, as well as criticized Stalinist totalitarianism, attacked the United States of America's involvement in the Vietnam War, and finally became an outspoken proponent of nuclear disarmament. * Russell had two siblings: Frank, and Rachel * In June 1874 Russell's mother died of diphtheria, followed shortly by Rachel's death. In January 1876, his father also died of bronchitis following a long period of depression. Frank and Bertrand were placed in the care of their staunchly Victorian grandparents, who lived at Pembroke Lodge in Richmond Park. * Russell used logic in an attempt to clarify issues in the foundations of mathematics, he also used logic in an attempt to clarify issues in philosophy * Russell died on the 2nd of February 1970 at the old age of aged 97
In Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales, UK

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