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Letters I: Don't hate maths, it adds up to a lot for fun

The National
Mathematics is a verb – not something one sits down and merely commits to memory like a part in a play. Bertrand Russell said that mathematics possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty – it can and should also be fun, and, if taught properly, it ...

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Whose work was the inspiration for the first nuke-free country?

Open Democracy
When I was a teenager, some years later, I read Bertrand Russell's 1959 classic, Common Sense and Nuclear Warfare. Both Helen and I saw Peter Watkin's The War Game, a BBC documentary drama about nuclear war and the consequences in an English ...

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Crash and burn: Sometimes we have to experience burnout to find balance

Irish Independent
As Bertrand Russell wrote: "One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important." Unfortunately, in a culture where overwork is encouraged and burnout is stigmatised as a sign of weakness, we tend ...

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The strange case of the missing non-existent objects

OUPblog (blog)
It was a view shared by Bertrand Russell (1872-1970) in 1903; but in 1905 something interesting happened. Russell proposed a theory (known now as his theory of definite descriptions), according to which names like “Father Christmas” were shorthand for ...

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