Previous convictions - Prospect
Previous convictionsProspectThis engagement with deep issues could even contribute to increased happiness. Thinking philosophically requires one to stand back from things and this puts matters which otherwise might seem urgent and substantial into perspective. As Bertrand Russell ...
Posted on 27 March 2017 | 8:23 am
A global laptop ban on flights would have
Telegraph.co.ukA global laptop ban on flights would have one bright side: we'd get the digital detox we all needTelegraph.co.uk... outside the self, particularly things like building or making something or solving a mechanical problem, was considered essential for happiness by the famous Hungarian psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, as well as the philosopher Bertrand Russell.
Posted on 26 March 2017 | 2:17 pm
Letters: Gustav Metzger obituary - The
Letters: Gustav Metzger obituaryThe GuardianHe was the member of Bertrand Russell's non-violent civil disobedience movement, the Committee of 100, who came up with its name, echoing that of the council of 100 of the Guelph political movement in Renaissance Italy. Russell was president of the ...
Posted on 26 March 2017 | 8:21 am
God has left us a witness - Gallipolis Daily
Gallipolis Daily TribuneGod has left us a witnessGallipolis Daily Tribune“Russel's Teapot” is an argument advanced by the atheist, Bertrand Russell (1872–1970), which states that the burden of proof lies upon the individual who makes a claim which cannot be disproven. He said, for instance, if he claimed that a teapot was ...and more »
Posted on 23 March 2017 | 8:37 am
Remembering Govind Talwalkar, the late
FirstpostRemembering Govind Talwalkar, the late veteran journalist who was ...FirstpostGovind Talwalkar did not belong to any specific school of thought, though he had some very strong and uncompromising convictions. He was liberal, in the ...and more »
Posted on 22 March 2017 | 11:05 pm
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