Bertrand Russell – a discussion between dons

So you think you know Bertie?  Listen to a discussion between some great teachers of philosophy as they explore Russell’s life and contribution.  Melvyn Bragg interviews  Professor AC Grayling, New College, Oxford University , Professor Mike Beaney, York University and Professor Hilary Greaves, Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford University.

Here the discussion breaks down the way that Russell’s pursuit of logic and a desire for certainty in the world of mathematics and arithmetic.  Some of the ideas in the text, such as set theory, are dealt with in an accessible manner here.  The discussion charts Russell’s movement from idealism to realism.

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