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Bertrand_RusselThanks to Brian Leiter’s blog, I am now aware that Bertrand Russell appears in a Bollywood film. Wow. Just: wow. That got me thinking about Russell, and as I googled around for a story I half-remembered, I came across this account of Russell’s brief time spent teaching at the University of Chicago. It is a fun and interesting read, with plenty of amusing anecdotes rooted in a bygone era. Enjoy!

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1 Comment

  1. Alex says:

    “The Queen of Sheba, returning from her visit to King Solomon,
    was riding through the desert on a white ass with her Grand Vizier
    beside her on an ass of more ordinary colour…”

    Like Socrates, Russell went into fiction at the last minute. “I have devoted my first eighty years of my life to philosophy, and propose to devote the next eighty years to another branch of fiction.”

    http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1090876.Collected_Stories_of_Bertrand_Russell

    http://stevereads.com/cache/metaphysicians_nightmare.html

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