Bertrand Russell 1872-1970

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    Life of Bertrand Russell

  • Publishes German Social Democracy

    Russell, Bertrand. German Social Democracy; Six Lectures with an Appendix on Social Democracy and the Woman Question in Germany. Longmans, 1896.
  • Publishes An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry,

    Russell, Bertrand. An Essay on the Foundations of Geometry, by Bertrand A.W. Russell. University press, 1897, 1897.
  • Publishes A Critical Exposition of the Philosophy of Leibniz

    Russell, Bertrand. A Critical Exposition of the Philosophy of Leibniz, with an Appendix of Leading Passages, by Bertrand Russell. The University Press, 1900, 1900.
  • Publishes The Principles of Mathematics

    Russell, Bertrand. The Principles of Mathematics. – Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1903
  • Develops his theory of descriptions

    Develops his theory of descriptions
    Russell described his theory of descriptions in his paper “On Denoting” which was published in 1905, in which he explained his idea that descriptions must be very specific or they have no meaning at all. Over time Russell modified his position on descriptions, and along with Frege, gave flight to Analytic Philosophy.
  • Publishes The Problems of Philosophy

    Russell, Bertrand. The Problems of Philosophy. – London : Williams & Norgate, 1912
  • Publishes Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy

    Russell, Bertrand. Our Knowledge of the External World as a Field for Scientific Method in Philosophy. – London : Allen & Unwin, 1914
  • Publishes Political Ideals

    Russell, Bertrand. Political Ideals. – New York : Century, 1917
  • Sent to prision

    Sent to prision
    Russell was outspoken about his anti-war beliefs during World War I, and this eventually landed him in Brixton prison for five months. While imprisoned at Brixton Russell wrote his book “Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy”. He was imprisoned for a second time in 1961, this time for anti- nuclear protest. In 1963 he started the Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, which advocated for political prisoners, social justice and anti-nuclear weapons.
  • Publishes Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy

    Russell, Bertrand. Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy. – London : Allen & Unwin, 1919
  • Publishes The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism

    Russell, Bertrand. The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism. – London : Allen & Unwin, 1920. – Republ. as Bolshevism : Practice and Theory. – New York : Harcourt, Brace & Howe, 1920
  • Publishes The Analysis of Mind

    Russell, Bertrand. The Analysis of Mind. – London : Allen & Unwin, 1921
  • Publishes Free Thought and Official Propaganda

    Russell, Bertrand. Free Thought and Official Propaganda. – New York : Huebsch, 1922
  • Publishes The Problem of China

    Russell, Bertrand. The Problem of China. – London : Allen & Unwin, 1922
  • Publishes The ABC of Atoms

    Russell, Bertrand. The ABC of Atoms. – New York : Dutton, 1923
  • Publishes The ABC of Relativity

    Russell, Bertrand. The ABC of Relativity. – London : Harper, 1925
  • Publishes On Education, Especially in Early Childhood

    Russell, Bertrand. On Education, Especially in Early Childhood. – London : Allen & Unwin, 1926. – Republ.as Education and the Good Life. – New York : Boni & Liveright, 1926
  • Publishes Why I Am Not a Christian

    Russell, Bertrand. Why I Am Not a Christian. – London : Watts, 1927
  • publishes The Analysis of Matter

    Russell, Bertrand. The Analysis of Matter. – New York : Harcourt, Brace, 1927; London : Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1927
  • Publishes An Outline of Philosophy

    Russell, Bertrand. An Outline of Philosophy. – London : Allen & Unwin, 1927. – Republ. as Philosophy. – New York : Norton, 1927
  • Publishes Marriage and Morals

    Russell, Bertrand. Marriage and Morals. – New York : Liveright, 1929
  • Publishes The Scientific Outlook

    Russell, Bertrand. The Scientific Outlook. – New York : Norton, 1931
  • Publishes An Inquiry into Meaning and Truth

    Russell, Bertrand. An Inquiry into Meaning and Truth. – New York : Norton, 1940
  • Publishes A History of Western Philosophy : Its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to the Present Day

    Russell, Bertrand. A History of Western Philosophy : Its Connection with Political and Social Circumstances from the Earliest Times to the Present Day. – New York : Simon & Schuster, 1945
  • Publishes Human Knowledge : Its Scope and Limits

    Russell, Bertrand. Human Knowledge : Its Scope and Limits. – London : Allen & Unwin, 1948
  • Publishes Authority and the Individual

    Russell, Bertrand. Authority and the Individual. – London : Allen & Unwin, 1949
  • Receives Nobel Prize in Literature

    Receives Nobel Prize in Literature
    Russell was awarded the Noble Prize "in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought." (1) Russell authored more than 70 books in his life time, with subjects ranging from Math to philosophy. He also wrote more than one thousand letters and essays.
    1 Bertrand Russell – Facts. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Media AB 2021. Wed. 17 Feb 2021. https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/1950/russell/facts/
  • Publishes Human Society in Ethics and Politics

    Russell, Bertrand. Human Society in Ethics and Politics. .– London : Allen & Unwin, 1954
  • Russell–Einstein Manifesto released

    Russell–Einstein Manifesto released
    Russell wrote and released his manifesto calling for a conference of scientist to assess the impact that weapons of mass destruction will have on humanity. The first convention, call the Pugwash Conference was held in 1957. Eleven scientist, including Russell signed the manifesto, all but one of the signatories were recipients of the Nobel Prize.
  • Publishes My Philosophical Development

    Russell, Bertrand. My Philosophical Development. – London : Allen & Unwin, 1959
  • Message for Posterity

    Message for Posterity
  • Publishes Has Man a Future?

    Russell, Bertrand. Has Man a Future? – London : Allen & Unwin, 1961
  • Publishes Unarmed Victory

    Russell, Bertrand. Unarmed Victory. – London : Allen & Unwin, 1963
  • Publishes The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell

    Russell, Bertrand. The Autobiography of Bertrand Russell. – London : Allen & Unwin, 1967-1969. – 3 vol.
  • Publishes War Crimes in Vietnam

    Russell, Bertrand. War Crimes in Vietnam. – London : Allen & Unwin, 1967