Bertrand Russell (1872–1970) was a British philosopher and logician who is regarded as one of the founders of analytic philosophy and modern logic.

Bertrand Russell (1872–1970) was a British philosopher and logician who is regarded as one of the founders of analytic philosophy and modern logic.

Some of Russell most known works include his logicist project, his logical atomism, and his theory of definite descriptions.

Key Publications:

On Denoting (1905): a key text in philosophy of language. Russell proposes the concept of denoting phrases, subject phrases which can serve as definite descriptions.

Principia Mathematica (1910–1913): Russell and Alfred North Whitehead present a foundation of mathematics and argue for logicism - the notion that mathematics is reducible to logic.

Why I Am Not a Christian (1927): Russell questions both whether a God could exist and if religion is necessary to lead a moral life.

A History of Western Philosophy (1945): Russell explores the history of the field of philosophy, from ancient philosophers to the 20th century.

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