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portrait of philosopher Bertrand Russell [1872-1970]            short profile

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"Most people would sooner die than think. In fact, they do."

"The resistance to a new idea increases as the square of its importance."

"So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence."

"The secret to happiness is to face the fact that the world is horrible, horrible, horrible."

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."

— Bertrand Russell

BIO here

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS

Bertrand Russell entry at Wikipedia
browse Bertrand Russell Bibliography Store at Amazon
Bertrand Russell etexts at Project Gutenberg
Bertrand Russell 1950 Nobel Prize bio page
Bertrand Russell credits [1958-2008] at Internet Movie Database

Major  Works

"The Principles of Mathematics" [Cambridge Univ Press 1903]

masterpiece 'Principia Mathematica' books by Alfred North Whitehead & Bertrand Russell  "Principia Mathematica" in 3 volumes [1910–1913; 2nd edition 1925-27]
by Alfred North Whitehead & Bertrand Russell

often called 'the most influential book written in the XXth Century'
"The long prose introduction is a philosophical masterpiece."

Cambridge Math Library Student Edition 'to #56' 8¾x6 pb [10/97] $72.00
Cambridge Univ Press Student Edition 'to #56' 8½x5½ pb [1962] out of print/used
Cambridge Univ Press 10x7 2nd edition 3-volume hardcover set [1925-27] for $736.80 !

"The Problems of Philosophy" [Williams & Norgate 1912]

"Political Ideals" [The Century Co. 1917]

"Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays" [1918]

"Proposed Roads To Freedom: Socialism, Anarchism & Syndicalism" [Allen & Unwin 1918]

"The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism" [Allen & Unwin 1920]

"The Analysis of Mind" [Allen & Unwin 1921]

"The Problem of China" [Allen & Unwin 1922]

"What I Believe" [Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner 1925]

"An Outline of Philosophy" [Allen & Unwin 1927]

"Why I Am Not A Christian" [Watts, London1927]

"Marriage and Morals" [Allen & Unwin 1929]

Conquest of Happiness book by Bertrand Russell  "The Conquest of Happiness" [Allen & Unwin 1930]
by Bertrand Russell

essays include "The Sense of Sin", "How You Can Be Popular", "How To Cure Envy of Others", "How To Banish Worry & Fear", "How To Understand Your Family", "How To Enjoy Life, Love & Work" & "How To Achieve Success Without Struggle"
Liveright 8x5½ pb [3/96] for $10.17
Routledge 7½x5 pb [2/2006] out of print/used
Religion & Science classic book by Bertrand Russell  "Religion and Science" [1935 classic]
by Bertrand Russell

Oxford Univ Press pb [5/97] for $10.37
Oxford Univ Press mass pb [5/97] out of print/used
Audio Scholar audio CD [6/94] for $21.33

"An Inquiry Into Meaning and Truth" [W.W. Norton & Co. 1940]

"History of Western Philosophy and Its Connection With Political & Social Circumstances
From The Earliest Times To The Present Day" [Simon and Schuster 1945]

"Human Knowledge: Its Scope and Limits" [Allen & Unwin 1948]

"Authority and The Individual" [1949]

"Unpopular Essays" [1950]

"New Hopes For A Changing World" [Allen & Unwin 1951]

"Logic and Knowledge: Essays, 1901–1950"
[Allen & Unwin 1956] Edited by Robert C. Marsh

"Why I Am Not A Christian and Other Essays On Religion & Related Subjects"
[Allen & Unwin 1957] Edited by Paul Edwards

"My Philosophical Development" [Allen & Unwin 1959]

"Bertrand Russell Speaks His Mind" [World Publishing Co. 1960]

Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell book  
"The Basic Writings of Bertrand Russell, 1903-1959" [1961]
Edited by Robert E. Egner & Lester E. Denonn

Kindle Edition from T & F Books, U.K. [3/2009] for $16.47
Routledge 8½x5½ pb [4/2009] for $19.77
Allen & Unwin, London hardcover [1961] out of print/used

"On the Philosophy of Science" [Bobbs-Merrill 1965] Edited by Charles A. Fritz, Jr.

"The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell" in 3 volumes [Allen & Unwin 1967–1969]
"The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell: The Middle Years: 1914-1944" [Bantam pb 1969]

"Bertrand Russell On God and Religion" [1986] by Bertrand Russell & Al Seckel /0879753234/

Fiction  &  Other  Minor  Works

"The Amberley Papers" in 2 volumes [1937] with Patricia Russell

"Satan In The Suburbs and Other Stories" [Allen & Unwin 1953]

"Nightmares of Eminent Persons and Other Stories" [Allen & Unwin 1954]

"Dear Bertrand Russell: A Selection of His Correspondence With The General Public, 1950–1968"
[Allen & Unwin 1969] Edited by Barry Feinberg & Ronald Kasrils

Movies & TV,  Stageplays  &  Other  Media
Bertrand Russell credits at Internet Movie Database

Russell-Einstein Manifesto of 1955
entry at WikipediaWikisource text
text at Pugwash Online website
Pugwash History "Origins of The Russell-Einstein Manifesto"

"Face To Face: Bertrand Russell" TV interview [BBC-TV March 1959]
Hosted by John Freeman; episode credits at IMDb

Bertrand Russell Soundclips at Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Voices of History Volume 1 audio CD album  "Voices of History, Volume 1" [2006] from The British Library
40 tracks on 2 disks including voices of Robert Lord Baden-Powell, Andrew Carnegie, Winston Churchill, KIng Edward VIII, Mohandas K. Gandhi, King George VI, Adolf Hitler, Vladimir Lenin, Florence Nightingale, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Bertrand Russell ('speech at European Congress on Nuclear Disarmament'), Joseph Stalin, Leon Trotsky & Woodrow Wilson
British Library audio CD [1/2006] 2 disks for $36.03

Spoken Word recordings of The Bloomsbury Group audio CD from The British Library  "The Spoken Word: The Bloomsbury Group" [2009] from The British Library
The British Library audio CD [11/2009] 21 tracks on 2 disks for $25.00
speakers include: Clive Bell; Quentin Bell; Elizabeth Bowen; Gerald Brenan; David Cecil; Margery Fry; Angelica Garnett; David Garnett; Duncan Grant (discussing the infamous Dreadnought Hoax); Grace Higgins; John Lehmann; Desmond McCarthy; Benedict Nicholson; Harold Nicholson; Frances Partridge; Ralph Partridge; William Plomer; Bertrand Russell; Vita Sackville-West (about the inspiration behind Virginia Woolf’s "Orlando"); Leonard Woolf; and Virginia Woolf

Works  About  Bertrand  Russell

Bertrand Russell Case book edited by John Dewey & Horace M. Kallen  "The Bertrand Russell Case" [1941]
Edited by John Dewey & Horace M. Kallen

Viking Press hardcover [1941] out of print/scarce
book entry at Wikipedia
Philosophy of Bertrand Russell book edited by P.A. Schilpp  "The Philosophy of Bertrand Russell" [Northwestern Univ 1944]
Edited by Paul Arthur Schilpp

Open Court hardcover 4th edition [3/99] out of print/used
Tudor Publng hardcover 3rd edition [1951] out of print/used
Bertrand Russell's Construction of the External World book by Charles A. Fritz, Jr.  "Bertrand Russell's Construction of The External World (International Library of Philosophy)" [1952] by Charles A. Fritz, Jr.
Routledge pb [12/2010] for $42.95
Routledge hardcover [11/2000] for $310.00 {sic}
"Bertrand Russell: Philosopher and Humanist" [1968] by John Lewis

"The Life of Bertrand Russell" [1975] by Ronald W. Clark ISBN 0-394-49059-2

"Bertrand Russell" [Fontana 1972, reprint 1988] by A.J. Ayer
ISBN 0-00-632965-9 + 0-226-03343-0

"Russell's Idealist Apprenticeship" [Oxford Univ Press 1991] by Nicholas Griffin

"Bertrand Russell" [Thoemmes Press, 1994] by John Slater

"Bertrand Russell: Mathematics - Dreams and Nightmares" [1997]
by Ray Monk ISBN 0-75380-190-6

"Bertrand Russell, 1872–1920: The Spirit of Solitude" [1997]
by Ray Monk ISBN 0-09-973131-2

"Bertrand Russell: Critical Assessments" in 4 volumes
[Routledge 1999] Edited by A. D. Irvine

"Appointment Denied: The Inquisition of Bertrand Russell"
[Prometheus Books, 2000] by Thom Weidlich

"Bertrand Russell, 1921–1970: The Ghost of Madness" [2001]
by Ray Monk ISBN 0-09-927275-X

Wittgenstein's Poker book by David Edmonds & John Eidinow  "Wittgenstein's Poker: The Story of A Ten-Minute Argument Between Two Great Philosophers" [2001 bestseller] by David Edmonds & John Eidinow
In October 1946, Austrian philosopher Karl Popper was invited to lecture at Cambridge Uni-versity in England. A meeting was arranged with fellow Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein, along with their common mentor Bertrand Russell. But the great minds clashed from the beginning, sparks flew, and Wittgenstein supposedly threatened Popper with a fireplace poker. Accounts of witnesses vary in extreme, and the authors here attempt to determine the facts.
Harper Perennial 7¼x5¼ pb [9/2002] for $9.64
Faber & Faber 7½x5 pb [4/2002] out of print/used
Ecco Press 7¼x5¼ hardcover [10/2001] out of print/100+ used
Bertrand Russell in 90 Minutes book by Paul Strathern  
"Bertrand Russell in 90 Minutes" [2001]
by Paul Strathern

Ivan R. Dee, Publr 8x5 pb [6/2001] for $7.95
Ivan R. Dee, Publr 8¼x5¼ hardcover [6/2001] out of print/used
Russell Very Short Introduction book by A.C. Grayling  "Russell: A Very Short Introduction" [2002]
by A.C. Grayling

Oxford Univ Press pb [5/2002] for $10.16
Past Masters Edition
Oxford Univ Press pb [8/96] out of print/used
Genius in Their Own Words Seven Great 20th-Century Thinkers book edited by David Ramsay Steele  "Genius In Their Own Words: The Intellectual Journeys of Seven Great 20th‑Century Thinkers" [2002] Edited by David Ramsay Steele
subjects/chapters are A.J. Ayer, Martin Buber, Albert Einstein [1879-1955],
Hans-Georg Gadamer, Sarvepapalli Radhakrishnan, Bertrand Russell &
Jean-Paul Sartre [1905-80]

Open Court 9x6 pb [7/2002] for $24.95
Publishers Group West hardcover [7/2002] for $40.11

"The Lost Cause: Causation and The Mind-Body Problem"
[Oxford Forum 2003] by Celia Green ISBN 0-9536772-1-4

"Bertrand Russell's Ethics" [Thoemmes Continuum 2006] by Michael K. Potter

"The Three Passions of Bertrand Russell" TV docufilm [Redcanoe Prodns Sept 2008]
“Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search
for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind.”

2-hour TV documentary from Canada; co-produced & co-directed by David Wesley; co-directed by
Will Pascoe; featuring Bertrand Russell, Noam Chomsky & Vivienne Westwood
VHS/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbwatch free promo [5:10] on YouTube

Logicomix, Epic Search For Truth graphic novel about Bertrand Russell  "Logicomix: An Epic Search For Truth" graphic novel [2009]
by Apostolos Doxiadis, Christos H. Papadimitriou, Alecos
Papadatos & Annie Di Donna

A full-color graphic examination of the life & ideas of Bertrand Russell, framed within a speech that he gave in 1939; listed Best of 2009 by Time Magazine
Bloomsbury USA 9¼x6¾ pb [9/2009] for $15.61

L i n k s
Bertrand Russell entry at Wikipedia
browse the Bertrand Russell Store at Amazon
Bertrand Russell etexts at Project Gutenberg
Bertrand Russell credits at Internet Movie Database

The Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation [est. 1963] in U.K.
Pembroke Lodge {Bertrand Russell's childhood home & museum} near London, U.K.
Bertrand Russell 1950 Nobel Prize main page
Bertrand Russell 1950 Nobel Prize bio page
Bertrand Russell in Japan

The Bertrand Russell Society [est. 1974] at McMaster University in Canada
The Bertrand Russell Archives [est. 1968] at McMaster University in Canada
Bertrand Russell Photo Gallery at McMaster University in Canada

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