Great London Thinkers: Bertrand Russell
Join Rick Lewis at this open discussion and explore the life and work of Bertrand Russell.
“Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.” Bertrand Russell (1872 –1970), outspoken British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic certainly avoided this mistake. His ideas made a great impact in a number of academic fields. He was also a prominent anti-war activist; being imprisoned for his pacifism during World War I. In 1950 Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature “in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought.”
Rick Lewis is the founder and editor of Philosophy Now.
See also open discussions on Mary Wollstonecraft and John Locke.
This event is organised in partnership with Philosophy for All.
No advance booking required; please note places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
01 March 2014
2: :30 PM
See on www.bishopsgate.org.uk