Fans of Bertrand Russell


Fans of Bertrand Russell

A group for fans of one of the greatest minds and most interesting people to ever walk this earth. “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.”

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Selected Bertrand Russell Quotes

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Comment by Wyatt on April 8, 2012 at 6:16pm
Please check out my blog posts, "God and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man: Unfalsifiable Claims. Also, "Religion: The Dogma of Cognitive Dissipation." I know a fair amount on Russell's essays concerning reality and human knowledge. If you need some information, I would be happy to provide what I know.
Comment by Geraldo Cienmarcos on March 26, 2012 at 10:13pm

Help Wanted.

Does anyone know of an expert on Bertrand Russell in the Los Angeles, Calif. area? Especially one that can talk on Bertrand Russell's philosophy and anti-war stanceand progressive social views. is interested in having a speaker on Bertrand Russell.  - Gary

Comment by Gethyn Jones on August 29, 2011 at 4:50am
Russell's classic essay "Why I Am Not A Christian" totally transformed my world when I read it in my middle teens. Also, his magnificent "History of Western Philosophy" influenced my decision to study philosophy. His oddest book is probably "Nightmares of Eminent Persons". His sketch of what would constitute Hell for Josef Stalin - being imprisoned and looked after by a group of Quakers - has remained with me to this day.
Comment by dr.n.ashokkumar on November 27, 2010 at 1:32am
thanks for my inclusion to this group
Comment by John on March 16, 2010 at 3:15am
w00t Bertrand Russel ftw! Just in case it's of interest to anyone the university I go to, McMaster University has the largest Bertrand Russel collection in the world with the Bertrand Russel archives containing many of his writings and letters and even his Nobel Prize which I have held in my hands (made me giddy hehe)
Comment by It's just Matt on May 31, 2009 at 9:43pm
As a philosopher, if I were speaking to a purely philosophic audience I should say that I ought to describe myself as an Agnostic, because I do not think that there is a conclusive argument by which one can prove that there is not a God. On the other hand, if I am to convey the right impression to the ordinary man in the street I think that I ought to say that I am an Atheist, because, when I say that I cannot prove that there is not a God, I ought to add equally that I cannot prove that there are not the Homeric gods.
—Bertrand Russell, Collected Papers, vol. 11, p. 91
Comment by m.b. on May 31, 2009 at 9:32am
Hey, guys, i was wondering if you could help me.

I am starting to write my final thesis about Bertrand Russell's view on religion, i. e. my plan was to conclude whether he was an agnostic or atheist, or both.I wanted to argumentatively confront two views - the one that claims he was an atheist and that of the agnostic. However, i have problems with finding which authors/philosophers were decisive about Russell's atheism. So, my questions are:

1) Which authors/philosophers claim Russell was an atheist? 2) Any good books to recommend?

Thanx a lot!
Comment by Stephen Moore on August 20, 2008 at 2:53am
G'day all. I'm new to reading Russell. Currently reading Sceptical Essays, and looking forward to reading more of his works.
Comment by Ajita Kamal on August 18, 2008 at 5:43pm
Hey all, nice to see a community of Russellheads here
Comment by Joe on August 7, 2008 at 8:48pm
another great Russell quote...."All who are not lunatics are agreed about certain things. That it is better to be alive than dead, better to be adequately fed than starved, better to be free than a slave. Many people desire those things only for themselves and their friends; they are quite content that their enemies should suffer. These people can only be refuted by science: Humankind has become so much one family that we cannot insure our own prosperity except by insuring that of everyone else. If you wish to be happy yourself, you must resign yourself to seeing others also happy."

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