Bertrand Russell

British philosopher, 1872-1970

"Bertrand Russell was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic and political activist. He is considered one of the founders of analytic philosophy along with his predecessor Gottlob Frege, colleague G. E. Moore, and his protégé Ludwig Wittgenstein. He is widely held to be one of the 20th century’s premier logicians. Russell was a prominent anti-war activist; he championed anti-imperialism and went to prison for his pacifism during World War I. Later, he campaigned against Adolf Hitler, then criticised Stalinist totalitarianism, attacked the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War, and was an outspoken proponent of nuclear disarmament. In 1950 Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature."

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Russell, Bertrand

Mathematiker, Philosoph und Nobelpreisträger (1872-1970). Autograph letter signed. Llan Ffestiniog. 1½ SS. Kl.-4to.
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To the British couturière and feminist Elspeth Fox Pitt, née Phelps (1877-1968), thanking for an invitation for himself and his wife "Peter" (i. e. Patricia, née Spence): "[...] Peter + I both wish we could accept it, but [...] I am going to Norway for the British Council, & then to Berlin for the Foreign Office, & while I am away Peter has to look after our son Conrad. However, after the end of October we shall be in London, at 18 Dorset House [...] Dorset House has a restaurant, so we can always give you a meal without difficulty [...]". - On bluish stationery with printed address.

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Russell, Bertrand

British philosopher and Nobel laureate (1872-1970). Four typed and signed notes and letters. N. p. Four letters with their envelopes. 4to and oblong 8vo. Altogether 6 pp. on 6 ff.
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All addressed to the Russian journalist and poet Igor Mikhailusenko (b. 1932) concerning Russia and the cold war: "[...] I believe that the two German States are equally dangerous. Western Germany is fanatically obsessed with the cold war and Eastern Germany is a cruel, vicious tyranny, capable of keeping its population within its borders only with barbed wire and machine guns. I think that the Government of the Soviet Union and the Government of the United States have a responsibility to come to an agreement which reflects the interests of peace and not the interests of either German State.

I think that the problem of West Berlin could be solved in several ways. One would be for a united Berlin to become the seat of the United Nations, another would be for West and East Berlin to become a neutral city under the jurisdiction of the United Nations, and another would be for Berlin to become autonomous, protected through agreement by both East and West [...]" (from the letter of September 5, 1962). - Together with a flyer for Russell's Committee of 100 mass sit-down, originally scheduled for September 9, 1962, but canceled for lack of support. - Generally good, sizes vary...

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Russell, Bertrand

Eigenh. Brief mit U.
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Bertrand Russell (1872–1970), Philosoph, Mathematiker und Nobelpreisträger. E. Brief mit U. Cambridge, 6. Juli 1946. 1½ SS. Kl.-4°. Mit e. adr. Kuvert. – An den Mathematik- und Astronomiehistoriker Joachim Otto Fleckenstein (1914–1980) in Basel: „I am sorry I had not time to answer your letter before leaving Switzerland. The translation rights in ‚Physics + Experience’ belong to the Cambridge University Press. I should agree to anything satisfactory to them, with one proviso: ‚Physics + Experience’ is one chapter in a large book I am writing, + I should wish to reserve the right to have it appear at its proper place in a translation of that book. The book, however, will certainly not be published in England before 1948 [...]“. – Auf Briefpapier mit gedr. Briefkopf des Hotel Portmeirion; die Verso-Seite mit Eingangsstempel v. 12. Juli 1946.