Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Russell

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

The best books on The Emergence of Understanding, recommended by Peter Atkins

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.

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