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Bertrand Russell “What I Have Lived For”
Transcript of Bertrand Russell “What I Have Lived For”
Passions Sympathy for the suffering of human beings played a public role in the Cuban Missile Crisis http://blog.prezi.com/2011/05/11/facebooks-new-campus-is-presented-in-prezi/ http://prezi.com/nhoodyqau2ay/e-reputation-brand-management/ Against the US government's near-genocidal policies in South Vietnam "War does not determine who is right - only who is left. " Published
The Russell–Einstein Manifesto
calling for nuclear disarmament Issued a statement which condemned Israel's "aggression" in the Middle East The foundations of mathematics “In recognition of his varied and significant writings, he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought".* Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, 1950 General Attitudes towards life I
Lived For Search For Knowledge What Longing For Love 1. It brings ecstasy(rapture) 2.It relieves loneliness 3. It visualizes the prefiguring vision of the heaven unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. These passions, like great winds, have blown me hither and thither, in a wayward course, over a deep ocean of anguish, reaching to the verge of despair. Work in Logic Discovery of Russell's paradox e.g."Principles of Mathematics" wrote on every major area of philosophy except aesthetics Used logic to clarify issues in philosophy ( the structure of natural language is the only reason people can't understand philosophy. ) e.g. metaphysics, the philosophy of
mathematics, language, ethics & epistemology Started writing novels at the age of 80; Wrote many books, articles in all kinds of fields; One of our time's brilliant spokesmen of rationality and humanity, as a fearless champion of free speech and free thought in the West. --The Nobel Prize in Literature 1950 *“A History of Western Philosophy” (1945) Views on
Society & Politics Long-standing Political and Social activism; Anti-War Agnostic
& Atheist Engaged in active pacifist activities during WWI;
Resulted in six months' imprisonment in Brixton prison in 1918 Against inviting the US to enter the war on Britain's side Lectured in Beijing on philosophy in 1921 to help China on the new path Published "The Problem of China" in 1922 "Russell is the only foreigner who knows China." --SunYet Sen Philosopher Logician Essayist social
critic historian Wrote many writings on social and political issues of his day; The popularizations of numerous technical writings in philosophy and the natural sciences. What Do You Live For? One Two Three Four (cc) image by rocketboom on Flickr (cc) image by quoimedia on Flickr Soul(Belief) Thoughts/Rationality Wills human body/flesh Feelings Sociality Conclusion