Bertrand Russell’s “Why I Am Not A Christian”

Russell reads his classic, Why I Am Not A Christian.  I find his reading and his rhetoric riveting. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Bertrand Russell Queried About His Atheism

I found it both fascinating and a little dispiriting to watch this video and get the keen sense that it might as well have been made yesterday since essentially all the straw men of atheists and trite, easily refutable arguments against atheism offered against Russell here are still propagating endlessly today.   It’s a reminder [Read More...]

Philosophers’ Blog Carnival

Welcome to The Philosophers’ Blog Carnival at Camels With Hammers! (via Peter Mandik’s Brain Hammer) First I want to kick things off with a super post not actually submitted to the carnival but worth your attention nonetheless. Phil Goetz writes: The history of religions sometimes resembles the history of viruses. Judaism and Islam were both [Read More...]

Logicomix: The Graphic Novelization Of The Life Of Bertrand Russell

That illustration comes from Logicomix: An Epic Search for Truth about Bertrand Russell’s real life philosophical adventures.  The Independent’s writes:  The subject of the newest comic-strip sensation, though, might still raise eyebrows: it’s the story of the quest for the foundation of mathematics, starring and narrated by Bertrand Russell, the British logician, philosopher, mathematician, reformer, pacifist, [Read More...]

Bertrand Russell In A 1959 Interview

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Were The 20th Century Wars A Rebuke To Reason?

City of God argues that the New Atheists need to learn from history that reason is no guide to world-improvement If religion had motivated people to die for God and King, surely reason and science had made the dying that much nastier through the innovations of gas, flame-throwers, bomber aircraft, bigger artillery and the like. [Read More...]


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