Bertrand Russell

[Revised entry by Andrew David Irvine on March 10, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872 - 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social
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[Revised entry by Andrew David Irvine on March 10, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872 - 1970) was a British philosopher, logician, essayist and social critic best known for his work in mathematical logic and analytic philosophy. His most influential contributions include his championing of logicism (the view that mathematics is in some important sense reducible to logic), his refining of Gottlob Frege's predicate calculus (which still forms the basis of most contemporary systems of...

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