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Bertrand Russell - Wikipedia

At the age of 29, in February 1901, Russell underwent what he called a "sort of mystic illumination", after witnessing Whitehead's wife's acute suffering in an angina attack. "I found myself filled with semi-mystical feelings about beauty... and with a desire almost as profound as that of the Buddha to find some philosophy which should make human life endurable", Russell would later recall. "At the end of those five minutes, I had become a completely different person
&neo 2016-10-16 21:53:45

Surely one of the great minds of the #20th_century Didn't realize he was such a large #anti_war_activist And holy shit, #Ludwig Wittgenstein was his protege.
&AaronHolthaus 2013-09-20 22:16:02

In 1950 #Bertrand_Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature "in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and #freedom_of_thought .
&neo 2013-09-20 20:01:11