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Emulating Atticus - Bertrand Russell

His life, his work, and the similarities between Russell and Atticus Finch.
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Stanly Harrison

on 12 December 2012

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Bertrand Russell Emulating Atticus His Life Russell and Finch Bibliography Born May 18th, 1872 in Ravenscroft, Wales
Died February 2nd, 1970 in Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales.
Was home schooled and studied at Trinity College, Cambridge
Was a philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic
Both his parents died His Work Published his first piece of work in 1869 - "German Social Democracy"
Became world famous when he joined with fellow mathematician Alfred Whitehead and wrote the three volume set of "Principia Mathematica"
Lectured at many places including Beijing, the University of Cambridge and London College of Economics
Won a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950
Wrote many books and essays on various subjects such as philosophy, mathematics, social democracy and politics (all subjects he studied and lectured) including an autobiography There are few similarities between Bertrand Russell and Atticus Finch.
They both fought for racial integration, although Finch more than Russell.
Both would have been near the same age, as Russell would have been about 50 in the 1930's, as well as Finch being about 50 in the book which was set in the 1930's.
Both Russell and Finch were considered experts in their respective fields. "Bertrand Russell - Biography". Nobelprize.org. 7 Dec 2012 http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1950/russell-bio.html

"Bertrand Russell." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 12 Oct. 2012. Web. 7 Dec. 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertrand_Russell And their similarities. By Adriana Sedlak and TJ Herbachuk His views and involvement in Wars In World War I, Russell actively took part in the No Conscription fellowship.
In 1918 he spent 6 months in jail for writing a pacifistic article. In World War II, Russell originally opposed the Nazis but then switched over to thinking a world-wide war much worse than Hitler.
Later, in 1943, he began to stand behind the Relative Political Pacifism belief. Russell's views on society and other aspects of it When Russell was still young, he supported Women's Suffrage.
He fought against the idea that premarital sex was immoral.
He also actively supported the Homosexual Law Reform Society. 1872 Bertrand Russel is born
in Ravenscroft, Wales 1874 Mother and sister die 1890 Enters Trinity College, Cambridge 1894 Marries Alys Pearsall Smith 1901 Discovers Russel's Paradox 1921 Divorces Arys and marries Dora 1922 Runs for Parliament and is defeated 1923 Runs for Parliament and is defeated 1935 Divorces Dora 1936 Marries Patricia 1950 Awarded Nobel Prize of Literature 1952 Divorces Patricia and Marries Edith Finch 1961 Imprisoned for 1 week in connection to Anti-nuclear Protests 1963 Establishes Bertrand Russel Peace Foundation 1970 Dies February 2nd In 1955 there was a Russell-Einstein Manifesto, signed by 11 prominent intellectuals and nuclear physicists which was for nuclear disarmament.
Russell was very vocal about his disappointment in the United State's actions towards the Vietnam War. Russell in an anti-nuclear march in London. His views on race changed over his life and by 1951 he was an advocate for racial equality and intermarriage.
Russell wrote about his arguments for these causes and more. "Bertrand Russell." (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy). N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2012. <http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/russell/>. "Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation." About the. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Dec. 2012. <http://www.russfound.org/about/about.htm>. Unlike Atticus Finch, Bertrand Russel was not faithful to his wives. He had four of them and cheated on many of them. Although, Bertrand Russel and Atticus Finch both fought for racial integration, their career fields were very different

Perhaps, the largest difference between the two is that Bertrand Russel fought for much more than racial rights. Their Differences Bonus: Try to find all the Russell Brands in this Prezi! 1975 Reincarnated as Russell Brand Atticus Finch also did not regenerate into a British whore. If you've found all 11 Russell Brands... congrats! You're a loser! Have a nice day!
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