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Bertrand Russell Writing Styles in A History of Western Philosophy

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Bertrand Russell was a philosopher, historian, logician, mathematician, and rationalist. He learnt mathematics and philosophy at Cambridge University, where he also later taught. His interest involved social concern influenced by his family that included his grandfather, the British prime minister. These convictions led to various unfortunate circumstances, such as imprisonment for writing a pacifist pamphlet. He was against Bolshevism, Fascism, and Western colonialism. Some of his writing was devoted to protests against weapons of mass destructions, such as in "The Bomb and Civilization" and other essays. He also condemned organized religion regarding it as exerting harmful social effects as evident in "Why I am Not a Christian". His attack on sexual morality is part of "Marriage and Morals". His most essential views are also included in "What I Have lived For" and "A Liberal Dialogue". He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1950.

Russell viewed logical analysis as most...

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