Commentary: Bertrand Russell and Fake News,
Commentary: Bertrand Russell and Fake News, Peak BS, or the truth?NBC2 NewsBertrand Russell (1872 - 1970) was an English philosopher who wrote "The Principles of Mathematics" in 1903. In it he argued that the position of the observer influenced what the observer saw, a straightforward enough idea but with profound implications.
Posted on 24 August 2017 | 8:16 am
Lenin's New Man has killed free speech -
Spectator.co.ukLenin's New Man has killed free speechSpectator.co.ukLefty intellectuals concurred, many of them, like the Webbs and Bertrand Russell, British. This is a stain that academics defend to this day — more vigorously than ever, come to think of it. When Robert Conquest first published his litany of the great ...
Posted on 23 August 2017 | 8:05 pm
The story of Pecky, the young green
Spectator.co.ukThe story of Pecky, the young green woodpecker, could be a moneyspinnerSpectator.co.ukThis, incidentally, is how Professor Yaffle — the carved wooden bookend which comes to life as a drily academic woodpecker, the 'font of all knowledge', apparently based on Bertrand Russell — in the 1970s children's TV series Bagpuss got his name.
Posted on 23 August 2017 | 8:05 pm
Philosophy for Life: An Interview With Jules
HuffPostPhilosophy for Life: An Interview With Jules EvansHuffPostThere are modern takes on Stoicism, like Bertrand Russell's Conquest of Happiness. Then there's a lot of rich stuff in classical philosophy in general – no one reads Cicero any more but he was the most popular author of the Renaissance. The Morning Email.
Posted on 23 August 2017 | 11:46 am
Is A Spectacular Stock Market Crash Just
HuffPostIs A Spectacular Stock Market Crash Just Around the Corner?HuffPost“Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation can be trusted to act humanely or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.” Bertrand Russell, Unpopular Essays. The stock market crash story is getting boring and annoying to a large degree. Since ...
Posted on 23 August 2017 | 11:01 am
A Harvard professor had the perfect response
Here’s his answer: My son forced me to systematically examine what matters in life — what really matters — and in the end, I came to appreciate a quote from his namesake, Bertrand Russell, more than I could have ever imagined: “The good life is one ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 1:41 am
Premature Eradication: How the Media Kills
Philosopher Bertrand Russell contended with more sinister behavior. In 1920, after surviving a nasty bout of pneumonia while in China, Japanese correspondents pestered Russell’s future wife, Dora Black, with requests to interview the convalescing ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 11:36 pm
How can I minimize my chances of having a
My son forced me to systematically examine what matters in life — what really matters — and in the end, I came to appreciate a quote from his namesake, Bertrand Russell, more than I could have ever imagined: “The good life is one inspired by love and ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
6 Signs You Worry Too Much About What Others
If we all thought alike the human race would have died out long ago. As Bertrand Russell wrote, "Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric." We thrive when we get along with others, and think and act ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 8:26 am
Phish Comes to Watkins Glen
But unfortunately, they usually do. As Bertrand Russell writes in The Problems of Philosophy, “In daily life, we assume as certain many things which, on a closer scrutiny, are found to be so full of apparent contradictions that only a great amount of ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 8:45 pm