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Full of literary references, musings about art and creativity, and appearances by recognized modernist characters like Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Gertrude Stein and Bertrand Russell, Waste Land is a funny and moving investigation of Eliot's life, loves, friendships and torments. April 6 to May ...
Einstein loved reading — anything from the 18th-century novels of Laurence Sterne to Thomas Mann, from Herodotus and Aristotle to Bernard Shaw and Bertrand Russell. His favourite book, however, was always Don Quixote — alongside the Bible. 15; For an atheist, Einstein talked a lot about God ...

Previously biddable dogs like Avgust, Pingel Postrel and Umnitsa refused to play the game ever again.” Newman is certainly no intellectual slouch, and lists his favourite philosophers as Mary Midgley, Isaiah Berlin, Bertrand Russell and Marilynne Robinson. “I think people are always, in one way or another ...
Bertrand Russell said that, nine times out of 10, you can predict a person's politics — their value systems — by their means of livelihood. That truism cuts across all classes and occupations. Trade unionists in Manchester, England have a little song they sing in the pub, after a few pints. “The working class ...
Recent classes have included “Politics through 'Game of Thrones',” which explores clashes among real-world ideologies, and “The Dude Abides,” a philosophy course based on the cult favorite, “The Big Lebowski,” drawing on teachings from the Tao and Bertrand Russell. It claims to provide pupils with a ...
Its experts predicted that Russia would be able to defeat Germany in armed conflict within 20 years, prompting calls for a preventative war. And in the immediate post-WWII era, some thinkers in the United States, including philosopher Bertrand Russell and the mathematician John von Neumann, called for a ...

Who would you say could be ranked as the most influential intellectual of the 20th century? Albert Einstein is often mentioned, and rightfully so. Other names that often meet the criteria include the polymathic logician Bertrand Russell, psychoanalysis pioneer Sigmund Freud, and the ground-breaking ...
Skenderbeg Alternative Investments put into perspectives for the month April 2018. “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.” – Bertrand Russell ...
The government wasn't worried about the book Bertrand Russell was writing — he was working on Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy while he sat in London's notorious Brixton Prison — it sent Russell to prison for six months because he was an outspoken advocate for those who refused to engage in ...
When we wrote this poem his marriage to Viviane Eliot was falling apart, and she had a slew of physical and mental health problems that didn't make it any easier. The strain lead to him devolving a “nervous disorder” of his own. She was also probably cheating on him with the philosopher Bertrand Russell ...
(Bertrand Russell). Not much music left inside us for life to dance to. Our youth has gone to the ends of the earth to die in the silence of the truth. And where, I ask you, can a man escape to, when he hasn't enough madness left inside him? The truth is an endless death agony. The truth is death. You have to ...
First on my list were “Zorba the Greek,” written by Nikos Kazantzakis and the “The story of Philosophy” by Will Durant, both of which I yet have after 50 years. Shanbhag personally helped me select good books by John Keynes, Erich Fromm, Bertrand Russell, etc., which opened windows to new world for me ...
In previous generations, the mark of learning or culture might have been the casual presence in one's home of Virgil in the original, or of Bertrand Russell's The Problems of Philosophy. In our day, it has been this work of cosmology. It was the book that everyone wanted to own, and to be seen to own.
Mangaluru, Mar 15: Bertrand Russell English Medium High School has bagged the 'Best Consumer Club' award for the year 2018 in the district. The award was handed over to the school on Thursday, March 15 at Nethravathi auditorium zilla panchayat Kottara. The district administration, D K district, Food, ...
The Permanent Peoples' Tribunal (PPT) is a direct descendant of the Russell Tribunal, which was set up by philosophers Bertrand Russell and Jean-Paul Sartre to look into American war crimes in Vietnam and, later, violations of human rights in South America. The founder of the PPT, Lelio Basso, aimed ...
Each of the 10 paintings and sculpture in “Paintings of Violence,” were created by British artist Rachel Howard and the pieces are intense by design. As the title indicates, the exhibition was inspired by two opposing views on Christianity found in Bertrand Russell's “Why I Am Not a Christian” and C.S. Lewis' ...
Already in the early 20th century, Bertrand Russell observed that science says nothing about the intrinsic nature of the physical world, but only about its structure and behavior. A contemporary of Russell's, Sir Arthur Eddington, also observed that the only physical entity we have intrinsic access to is our own ...

Martin Shaw is perfectly cast as William Russell, the thinking woman's candidate who likes to drop asides about the philosopher Bertrand Russell into his press conferences (oh, to be a sketchwriter in this play). But he is also a philanderer and vain with it. His wife, Alice (Glynis Barber), is estranged but loyal ...
CHENNAI: Veteran agriculture scientist M S Swaminathan on Tuesday received the Bharath Shanthi Dhootha (messenger of peace) award from Warangal-based World Peace Festival Society (WPFS). The award honours Swaminathan's six-decade-long contribution to agricultural science in India and his ...
Searching for some intellectual authority for this wild diatribe, Pinker cites Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy, where Russell denounced Nietzsche as a Romantic enemy of reason who preached a life of instinct and emotion. Published immediately after the end of the Second World War, ...
The mild-mannered Liggio, long-time president of the Institute for Humane Studies, had been a prominent member of the Vietnam-era Bertrand Russell War Crimes Tribunal. Ralph, who authored the fledgling Libertarian Party's rousing defense of gay rights, mailed lovely Madonna and Child Christmas ...
Bertrand Russell was a British philosopher who worked in many fields. His work in logic was paradigm shifting, and his writings on modern love were so shocking to his contemporaries that he found it impossible to find a job for some time after publishing his book Marriage and Morals (1929). While today ...
What makes people happy? This question can be difficult to answer. Happiness has been discussed throughout history. Philosophers, thinkers and activists, such as Aristippus, Aristotle, Zhuangzi, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Jeremy Benthan and Bertrand Russell, have considered happiness and life satisfaction to be one of ...
The celebrated wildlife expert (who spent four years doing brown bear field research in an Alaskan archipelago), former paratrooper and New York Times best-selling author just released In Praise Of Idleness — A Timeless Essay with British philosopher Bertrand Russell. He also has a weekly cartoon ...
Bertrand Russell was right: "The past alone is truly real: the present is but a painful, struggling birth into the immutable being of what is no longer." Readjusting the white mind in South Africa today requires the understanding that the mental constitution and practical conduct of white people is a product of a ...
Peterson is a new kind of public intellectual, using YouTube to spread ideas infinitely wider than predecessors such as Bertrand Russell or Isaiah Berlin. But “the moment” is all. He's filling the hole out of which my generation has just clambered. His essential message that men should grow up is a way of ...
Most great philosophers get something wrong every once in a while. Kant acknowledged that his ideas on who should and shouldn't vote were a bit difficult to back up. Leibnitz argued that this is the best of all possible worlds. Bertrand Russell admitted that his strict pacifism was not applicable in a world ...
Then he got to college and started reading the philosopher Bertrand Russell, who argued against traditional defenses of God's existence and justified, as Appignani put it, “what I deep down believe.” Now, the proud atheist holds nothing back when it comes to his personal views on religion. The study of ...
Bertrand Russell on the 'evils' of the present economic system – archive, 1916. 24 October 1916 An audience in Manchester ... 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 G G Armstrong presided, and the hall ...
Is there a heaven or a hell? People can have faith or belief, but we know nothing. Not the Pope, not Bertrand Russell, or the greatest thinkers really know the answers to these questions. Ian Stewart and Ed McNulty produced and edited this story for broadcast. Patrick Jarenwattananon adapted it for Web.
When The Exorcist, based on the novel by William Blatty, came to theaters in 1973, it captured the public imagination. Or more accurately, the public's nightmares. Exorcisms aren't just the stuff of horror movies — hundreds of thousands of Italian Catholics reportedly request them each year. But when ...
Bertrand Russell wrote that “mankind . . . are a mistake. The universe would be much sweeter and fresher without them.” He may have a point. Our success in the evolution tree is due to our large brain and evolution's gift to mankind: our opposable thumbs. Both of these gifts have given us an exceptional ...
Inquiring minds: clockwise from top left, Bryan Magee, Ludwig Wittgenstein, Bertrand Russell and Karl Popper. Credit: Dan Murrell. Magee was brought up in a working-class family in Hoxton, east London. Home was a men's clothing shop, owned by his grandfather and worked in by his father, who was an ...
In 1950, Bertrand Russell mocked the “fallacy of the superior virtue of the oppressed”. Generally, it was an excuse offered by oppressors. Victorian society denied women property rights and the vote, but justified itself by saying the dainty wife had an angelic nature which sexual equality would ruin. Naturally ...
Bertrand Russell once pointed out that maintaining a sense of hope can be hard work. In the closing pages of his autobiography, with its account of his many activist years, he wrote: “To preserve hope in our world makes calls upon our intelligence and our energy. In those who despair it is frequently the ...
In his seminal collection of 1928, Sceptical Essays, my hero, Bertrand Russell, wrote: “The interest of the state in education is very recent. It did not exist in antiquity or the Middle Ages.” As the state has become more involved in education, not least through taxes, so the principle function of the academy has ...
Searching for some intellectual authority for this wild diatribe, Pinker cites Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy, where Russell denounced Nietzsche as a Romantic enemy of reason who preached a life of instinct and emotion. Published immediately after the end of the Second World War, ...
Famed philosopher Bertrand Russell once said that “One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision.” Russell's remarks ring true today more than ever with various bloggers with no ...
Nayef Al-Rodhan is an honorary fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford, and director of the Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. He began his career as a neurosurgeon at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and Harvard Medical School, before shifting his focus to ...
Few philosophers' fortunes have changed as dramatically as those of Henri Bergson (1859-1941). He was famous in his lifetime and a public intellectual comparable to Bertrand Russell. His fall from favour after his death was mainly owing to the ascendancy of analytical philosophy and existentialism, both ...
Our collective fears are not just unChristian; they threaten our peace and security. When we are fearful, we make decisions that hurt ourselves and others. Bertrand Russell said it well: "Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear ...
Atheism hasn't been well served by some of its more shrill adherents in recent years. In his new book, the philosopher John Gray tries to correct that lack by exploring the rich, complex world of non-belief, from the secular humanism of Bertrand Russell to the atheism of silence of Spinoza. One of our most ...
Contrary to most gurus who favor celibacy, Rajneesh favored a more liberal attitude towards sexuality as part of a path to overcoming sexual desire. He pointed out, as did Bertrand Russell before him, that sexual repression will only create a society obsessed with sex. Once a person is past that desire, they ...
Then he got to college and started reading the philosopher Bertrand Russell, who argued against traditional defenses of God's existence and justified, as Appignani put it, “what I deep down believe.” Now, the proud atheist holds nothing back when it comes to his personal views on religion. The study of ...
In an essay on education and social reforms, Bertrand Russell wrote: “Education is, as a rule, the strongest force on the side of what exists and against fundamental change: threatened institutions, while they are still powerful, possess themselves of the educational machine, and instill a respect for their own ...
By creating self-destructing sets like these, Bertrand Russell and others showed the importance of establishing careful rules when creating sets, which would lay the groundwork for 20th-century mathematics. Pilots can get out of combat duty if they are psychologically unfit, but anyone who tries to get out of ...
Philosopher Bertrand Russell, once said, “A generation that cannot endure boredom will be a generation of little men, of men unduly divorced from the slow process of nature, of men in whom every vital impulse slowly withers as though they were cut flowers in a vase.” Boredom is not a disease to be wiped ...
Readers of any or all of Stephen Lampe's earlier books,– The Christian and Reincarnation, Building Future Societies: The Spiritual Principles, and Thinking About God- Reflections on Conceptions and Misconceptions, will not be disappointed in the title of his latest work which is an outright proof of Lampe's ...
Bertrand Russell, a British philosopher, mathematician and Nobel laureate for literature, organized the International War Crimes Tribunal to evaluate American intervention in Vietnam. Russell's archives is one of few that the university had purchased. Originally he was in talks with American universities for ...
Nick Boles' invocation of the Protestant work ethic in his reflection on universal basic income, along with the subsequent correspondence on the topic (Letters, 30 December), proves that this is the case. As Bertrand Russell long ago told us, work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near ...


 

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