Essays Tagged: "Russell"

The Relevance of Philosophy, essay about a Bertrand Russell extract

victions which have grown up in his mind without the co-operation of his deliberate reason.Bertrand Russell, The Problems of Philosophy.Philosophy is commonly thought of as an activity reserved for Ox ... table-tennis indulged in by the Ancient Greeks to while the time away before television came along. Russell suggests that it may actually serve a purpose for everyone.In the first line, Russell is cle ...

(4 pages) 110 0 3.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Kafka's "Metamorphoses".

Russell Peterson lived on a farm out on Beavertail Road. A piece of ply-wood painted yellow was nail ... reen, and the ceiling was royal blue with white stars. There was a hole in the ceiling where one of Russell's children had dropped a sink.Next to the living room was the library where the names of all ... ext to the toilet paper, were three stuffed grouses in a dusty glass case. One of these grouses was Russell.At first Russell wondered if he was still in a dream. In his dream he was thirty-two years o ...

(6 pages) 48 1 4.8 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Descriptive Essays

The Value of Philosophy.

me students feel that philosophy is worthless because it does not yield definite results. How would Russell respond? Russell says the value of philosophy is in its uncertainty. What does he mean? Do y ... ast thing that you want to talk about is trees fallen in the woods. I wish that I had read Bertrand Russell back then.Russell responds to the value of philosophy by stating that "In order to determine ...

(3 pages) 92 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

War in Vietnam.

Author--qualifications and point of view:Bertrand Arthur William Russell (1872-1970), was a British philosopher, a mathematician, and a Noble laureate, who influence ... achieved much in the field of mathematics along with his continue search for socialist philosophy. Russell taught at several different institutes such as, Trinity College during (1894-1895), Beijing ... the College of the City of New York. In 1944 he was reinstated as a fellow of Trinity College.Lord Russell's point of writing on the controversial issues is to acknowledge everyone of the truth and t ...

(5 pages) 97 0 4.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Liberalism and Democracy's affects on Canadian Federalism.

bly grow without at least some characteristics of direct democracy, and minimal representative ones.Russell's outlook on Canadian federalism is an analytic one. He doesn't so much as take a position o ... which for the moment, he believes is one where political processes are more 'open and democratic' (Russell: 111).By comparison, La Selva and Vernon's discussion seems quite out of place, and similari ...

(7 pages) 72 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Our Knowledge of the External World by Bertrand Russell

OUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE EXTERNAL WORLDAuthor: Bertrand Russell"What is real? ...How do you define real?...If you're talking about what you can feel, what y ... Questions arise whetherthe object exists at all since its existence depends on the viewer.Bertrand Russell separates the idea to know something into two distinct parts.Perception of an object relies ... bject relies on knowledge of things by acquaintance and knowledge ofthings by description. Bertrand Russell uses a table as an example for clarifying this.Acquaintance of the table results in its char ...

(5 pages) 80 0 3.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Russell Baker and the Great Depression

Many citizens never really had to face the hardship like others were forced to face. People such as Russell Baker had to overcome many obstacles during this time. "Growing Up" by Russell Baker ... iar and confusing to many young adults. While the United States is vastly changing from war to war, Russell tells his story of growing up in an extremely devastating environment. During the Depression ...

(3 pages) 18 0 5.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Distance Learning

er, at least it was for me.Unit 5 IP 6References for the outline and presentation:1. Munter, M. and Russell, L. (2004). Guide to Presentations, a Custom Edition. Pearson Custom Publishing, Prentice Ha ...

(4 pages) 190 0 3.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Outsiders creative writing - A depressed teenager who is being picked on by a group of people.

living for? Who cares for me...?" "Is that freak staring at me again? What is his problem?" Russell whispered to his pals. Even though David was off in his own little world on the other ... ittle world on the other side of the room, he had overheard that rude comment. He wasn't looking at Russell; he was merely staring at a blank space that was in that direction. Avoiding any trouble, Da ...

(4 pages) 25 0 3.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

What is the definition of a friend?

Russell: What is friendship?Marcus: A friend is one who can help you in times of need.Russell: But w ... ll: But what if the person is after something that you have?Marcus: Then I think he is not a friend.Russell: Then how would you define a friend?Marcus: A friend is one who can help you in times of nee ... you define a friend?Marcus: A friend is one who can help you in times of need, but not for any gain.Russell: Then maybe he hates you, and helps only because he owes you a favor?Marcus: I correct mysel ...

(2 pages) 50 1 2.4 Aug/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Wittgenstein and Russel biographies

Bertrand RussellRay Monk is a philosophy professor whose first book was a biography of Ludwig Wittgenstein, t ... ig Wittgenstein, the Austrian-born philosopher whose brilliance unsettled even the haughty Bertrand Russell. This first volume of a planned two-volume life of Russell covers the first forty-nine of hi ... e of Russell covers the first forty-nine of his ninety-eight years, from 1872 through 1921. Writing Russell's life is a daunting task in that the BIBLIOGRAPHY OF BERTRAND RUSSELL contains more than th ...

(14 pages) 47 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Compact Disk

The compact disk, also known as the CD, was invented in 1965 by James T Russell.James was born in Bremerton, Washington in 1931. James was always a smart boy which makes it ... in 1965 Columbus, Ohio - based Battelle Memorial Institute opened its Pacific Northwest Laboratory Russell joined the effort as Senior Scientist. James was an avid music listener and was quite ... music system and was inspired with an idea that has truly changed the lives of most people. Russell had a sketch of a CD. He had realized that the wear and tear on the records was from all the ...

(1 pages) 662 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers


Roderick.I have three other thing in my house they are my dogs. They are all half chuwawa and jack Russell.In my spear time I like to paintball, ride my bike and hang out with my friends. I have a Ti ...

(1 pages) 487 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Growing Up

¡§For God sake, Russell, you¡¦ve got a good mind and you¡¦re destroying it reading that tr ... his direction, Uncle Charlie says, ¡§Here, read something worthwhile.¡¨ Young Russell Baker reads Franklin¡¦s biography only until his Uncle leaves the room, at whic ... odel for his own success. Like Franklin, Baker rises from rags to something very close to riches.If Russell himself lacks the confidence and initiative necessary to make his way in the world, Lucy Eli ...

(3 pages) 1106 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


emed unsuitable by their parents, their schoolmaster, or even the government, according to Bertrand Russell. Certain governments take great precautions in censoring literary works, for example, which ... for example) or disproves evolution. Meanwhile there is scientific evidence of evolution. Bertrand Russell comments on this in his essay “Freedom Versus Authority in Education”: “If th ...

(5 pages) 20 0 0.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

The world view of bertrand russell

The World View of Bertrand Russell In today's world, it is difficult to know just what is correct among the ideas of the univer ... hat we are and how we came to be, and how we should live as human beings and as a society. Bertrand Russell, an agnostic philosopher, approaches these questions and tries to answer them according to w ... according to what science has proven throughout history.In an debate with F. C. Copleston, Bertrand Russell was questioned on the existence of God. Russell states that his view is agnostic (123), mean ...

(10 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Why I Am Not A Christian

beliefs are not identical.THE EXISTANCE OF GOD.To the question of whether God really exists or not, Russell tries to go through a number of different arguments which prove God's existence, and each on ... ntually come to God being the creator of everything. This seems quite a logical reasoning, but when Russell came across the phrase 'Who made God?' that immediately hindered his acceptance of the first ...

(7 pages) 21 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Russell’s Theory of Descriptions can be best understood as a

Russell's Theory of Descriptions can be best understood as a response to the shortcomings in Frege's ... without committing us to the existence of any reference less constituents.Central to both Frege and Russell's approach to language was the belief that "the apparent grammatical form of a sentence can ... ntence can mislead us about the hidden logical form of the proposition the sentence expresses." For Russell one of the key distinctions that Frege failed to make in attempting to logically analyze ord ...

(6 pages) 547 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Bertrand Russell : A Free Man’s Worship

This essay will explain the beliefs and philosophies of Bertrand Russell. He was the author of, "A Free Man's Worship". In Betrand's essay, he presents an atheistic ... d evil people. He says that humans create God based on their own reflections of power in the world. Russell writes that the human race is only in existence due to an accidental collocation of atoms. A ... the grave. Humans are afraid of this being true and therefore we create our own paradise. To Russell, if power is bad we should reject it from our hearts. The determination to worship only the ...

(3 pages) 17 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

The Value of Philosophical Thinking

ny times and was certainly better articulated than my words. I just find this passage from Bertrand Russell "The Problems of Philosophy" to be very thoughtful and almost haunting. The possibilities of ... arch for truth, answers to the ultimate questions, or for the ultimate questions themselves is what Russell seems to portray as an infinite journey that sets the mind free. Reality is potentially a pe ...

(5 pages) 37 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy