Bertrand Russell

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(Philosopher, Propagandist, Peace activist)
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BornBertrand Arthur William Russell
1872-05-18
Trellech, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom
Died1970-02-02 (Age 97)
Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales, United Kingdom
NationalityBritish
Alma materTrinity College (Cambridge)
SpouseAlys Pearsall Smith
Founder ofCampaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Pugwash Conferences
Member ofCoefficients (dining club)
InterestsPeople's Tribunal
Interest ofRalph Schoenman

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and Nobel laureate. At various points in his life he considered himself a liberal, a socialist, and a pacifist, but he also admitted that he had "never been any of these things, in any profound sense".

He was born in Monmouthshire into one of the most prominent aristocratic families in the United Kingdom.

Activities

Russell Tribunal

In 1966 he organised the Russell Tribunal (also known as the International War Crimes Tribunal, Russell-Sartre Tribunal, or Stockholm Tribunal), which was a private People's Tribunal organised in cooperation with French philosopher and writer Jean-Paul Sartre, with Lelio Basso, Simone de Beauvoir, Vladimir Dedijer, Ralph Schoenman, Isaac Deutscher and others. The tribunal investigated and evaluated American foreign policy and military aggression in Vietnam. Other tribunals were organised in it's image.

Opinions

The Impact of Science on Society (1952)

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Resources

(The Bertrand Russell Society Quarterly February-May 2005 / Numbers 125-126, BERTRAND RUSSELL AND THE COLD WAR.)



References

  1. The Impact of Science on Society , 1952