Bertrand Russell on Nuclear War, Peace, and Language: by Alan Schwerin

By Alan Schwerin

One of the main favourite philosophers and activists of the twentieth century, Bertrand Russell is understood not just for his primary contributions at the scope of human wisdom and on mathematical good judgment, but additionally for his often-controversial perspectives on moral and linguistic issues. This edited number of unique essays by means of famous Russell students specializes in the philosopher's positions at the key problems with nuclear struggle, peace, and language. The individuals severely determine Russell's arguments inside their old and philosophical context and exhibit the importance and topicality that his principles have retained to the current day, a few eighty years on account that their first articulation. one of the concerns tested are Russell's advocacy of preventive warfare opposed to the Soviets, his activism for peace, his serious evaluation of Wittgenstein's research of standard language, and his account of mathematical statements.

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