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Political Ideals

By: Bertrand Russell
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British philosopher, logician, and political activist Bertrand Russell had a broad spectrum of political views. His dedication to human liberty, social fairness, and international collaboration influenced his worldview. Russell upheld the importance of one's own independence, free expression, and individual liberty. He believed that liberalism was the philosophy of politics that best promoted individual liberty. Russell was a socialist who saw wealth redistribution and economic equality as necessary. He believed that socialism will help to create a society that is more fair and equitable. Russell thought that nationalism and war were evil forces that needed to be defeated. He pushed for the establishment of a global government that would endeavor to stop conflicts and promote intergovernmental harmony. Russell was a staunch pacifist who thought that no circumstance ever called for going to war. He considered the use of force to be a failure of diplomacy and thought that international conflicts might be settled amicably. Russell felt that every person has intrinsic value and dignity. He believed that humanism may help people thrive and be happy. Russell's political beliefs were primarily motivated by the desire to build a fairer, peaceful, and equitable society that upholds individual freedom, fosters economic equality, and values international cooperation.

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Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, OM, FRS was a British mathematician, philosopher, logician, and public intellectual who lived from 18 May 1872 to 2 February 1970. He had a significant impact on a number of branches of analytic philosophy as well as mathematics, logic, set theory, linguistics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and computer science. Russell was raised in a prominent, liberal British family. He taught German social democracy at the London School of Economics in 1896. In 1903, he released The Principles of Mathematics, a book on the foundations of mathematics. He was hired as a lecturer at Trinity College, a University of Cambridge institution, in 1910. Russell was one of the few individuals actively involved in pacifist initiatives during World War I. As a member of a British government delegation sent to study the consequences of the Russian Revolution, Bertrand Russell traveled to Soviet Russia in 1920. In 1940, he was hired as a philosophy professor at the City College of New York (CCNY), but following a backlash from the public over his views on morality and marriage, his appointment was annulled. On February 2, 1970, shortly after 8 o'clock at his Penrhyndeudraeth house, Russell died from influenza. On February 5, 1970, his corpse was burned in Colwyn Bay with five witnesses.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 54 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 935801086X
  • ISBN-13: 9789358010862
  • Item Weight: 64.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 3.49 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Political,Juvenile Nonfiction / Philosophy,Juvenile Nonfiction / Social Science / Politics & Government