Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) was a British philosopher and logician. His books have been frequently recommended on Five Books and he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950 “in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought.” (He also plays a role in this graphic history).
Books by Bertrand Russell
Interviews where books by Bertrand Russell were recommended
Science is the only way to make sense of the world around us and the scientific method the only way to establish truth, says Peter Atkins, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Oxford. Author of several chemistry textbooks as well as many popular science books, he recommends books that track the evolution of our understanding about the world around us, starting with an anthology of sacred texts and ending with Shakespeare.
In a culture obsessed with speed, the author of In Praise of Slowness, Carl Honoré, asks us to take a step back, from slower eating to unhurried thinking – and traces the leisurely history of the slow movement
Why I am not a Christian
by Bertrand Russell
The Miracle of Theism: Arguments For and Against the Existence of God
by John Mackie
Testament: Memoir of the Thoughts and Sentiments of Jean Meslier
by Jean Meslier
Dialogues and Natural History of Religion
by David Hume
In Gods We Trust: The Evolutionary Landscape of Religion
by Scott Atran
From the work of an 18th century atheist priest, to recent research in the cognitive anthropology of religion, atheist philosopher of religion Graham Oppy discusses the books that have been most influential to him.