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Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872-1970) was one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century. Russell was a British philosopher, social critic, logician and essays; his most important philosophical work was in logic and analytical logic. He is well-known for his assertion that mathematics is reducible to logic, his philosophy of language (particularly his theory of definite descriptions) and logical atomism.

Russell is widely regarded, along with his colleague, G.E. Moore, as a primary founder of analytic philosophy. He is second only to Kurt Gödel in his status as a great 20th century logician. He wrote an enormous number of books and his subject matters were not confined to philosophy and logic; he wrote on education, history, political theory and religion and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. He lived to be 97 years old, and was a famous intellectual for over seventy years...

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