Bertrand Russell Resources

Russell on the Web

Russell Archives Home Page
The library at Bertrand's Alma Mater, McMaster, is working hard at this one.

MCMASTER UNIVERSITY is home to the scholarly study of Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), British philosopher, logician, essayist, and renowned peace advocate.

Bertrand Russell
A concise, excellent resource including brief descriptions of Russell's contributions to philosophy and logic, a timeline, and extensive bibliography of monographs, articles, essays and anthologies. Includes a thorough discussion of Russell's Paradox. This page is part of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

"Over the course of his long career, Russell made significant contributions, not just to logic and philosophy, but to a broad range of other subjects (including education, politics, history, religion and science), and many of his writings on a wide variety of topics have influenced generations of general readers. After a life marked by controversy (including dismissals from both Trinity College, Cambridge, and City College, New York), Russell was awarded the Order of Merit in 1949 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. Also noted for his many spirited anti-war and anti-nuclear protests, Russell remained a prominent public figure until his death at the age of 97."

Wikipedia :: Bertrand Russell
The Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia is an exquisite result of the internet. This is another excellent Wikipedia page, a great introduction to Russell that's well-integrated into the WIkipedia encyclopedia.

Bertrand Arthur William Russell (May 18, 1872 - February 2, 1970), the third Earl Russell, was one of the most influential mathematicians, philosophers and logicians working (mostly) in the 20th century, an important political liberal, activist and a popularizer of philosophy. Millions looked up to Russell as a sort of prophet of the creative and rational life; at the same time, his stance on many topics was extremely controversial. He was born in 1872, at the height of Britain's economic and political ascendancy, and died, of influenza, in 1970 when Britain's empire had all but vanished and her power had been drained in two victorious but debilitating world wars. At his death, however, his voice still carried moral authority, for he was one of the world's most influential critics of nuclear weapons and the American war in Vietnam.
-- Wikipedia
Writings by Bertrand Russell: Electronic Texts on the WWW
Compiled by the The Bertrand Russell Society. A broad sampling of Russell's work, with duplicate article links where available, which is a good thing on the ephemeral web. No bells; no whistles: a worthy achievement.

A list of all electronic texts of Russell's books and essays known to us, in alphabetical order, together with a list of lists.
Writings About Bertrand Russell on the Internet
Also compiled by the The Bertrand Russell Society, this list is less breathtakingly expansive than the Writings By Bertrand Russell above. Nonetheless, a useful resource.

"The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge." -- Bertrand Russell

Bertrand Arthur William Russell
Concise biographical material including a few paragraphs describing his peace activism.

"During the 1950s and 1960s, Russell became something of an inspiration to large numbers of idealistic youth as a result of his continued anti-war and anti-nuclear protests. Together with Albert Einstein, he released the Russell-Einstein Manifesto in 1955, calling for the curtailment of nuclear weapons."

The Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation
Beyond Russell's formidable achievements in logic and philosophy, I believe this foundation to be his greatest legacy.

"The Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation was launched in 1963 after twelve months of preparation. It was established in order to carry forward Russell's work for peace, human rights and social justice.."

Russell in the Nomadic Spirit

Insomnia is a writer's ally
A quote.
Mount Kinabalu III
The same quote.