A Conversation with Bertrand Russell (1952)

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Romney Wheeler interviews British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, and social critic Bertrand Russell at Russell's home in Surrey, England.

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Fun fact: My grand father saved Russel out of the airplane in Norway that crashed in 1948 , the then 76 year old was in good shape and he lived for another 22 years sharing his wisdom with the world.

Author — BK007


This person was born in 1872 - almost 150 years ago. Thanks to technology, we are looking at a man and a mind from a very different age and it's amazing

Author — uzair usman


Bertrand Russell - When you want to teach children to think, you begin by treating them seriously when they are little, giving them responsibilities, talking to them candidly, providing privacy and solitude for them, and making them readers and thinkers of significant thoughts from the beginning. That’s if you want to teach them to think.

Author — Munaf Ghori


"My grandfather was born during the French revolution." You don't hear that very often!

Author — brian garrett


The way he walked into the room so effortlessly.
The way he spoke so clearly and intellectually.
The way his mind works in almost perfect human cohesion of beliefs and outlooks of life.
A truly remarkable man.

Author — Xtopia97


He speaks with such clarity. Beautiful formed sentences. And so down to earth in his answers.

Author — Allein Moore


This interview is wonderful. A jewel of history. I can't believe I'm watching a report on some of the great minds of the 20th century. Greetings from Argentina.

Author — Jota Qu


"My grandfather was born in the early years of the French Revolution ... he introduced the Reform Bill of 1832 ..." My God, it's like watching history unfold before your eyes.

Author — Steve Payne


You don't have to agree with someone, always, to appreciate their brilliance.
Russel is that sort of person. He is brilliant!



I love how Russell never rejected a question. He always answered the question put to him. This is truly a sign of a great intellect. He never had to steer a question towards his own strong feelings or opinions. He was always direct and to the point of the query put to him.

Author — tasmedic


It's amazing. Japanese high school students read his essays in English
class. Today I hear his voice for the first time. He was more British aristocrat than I'd imagined. Thanks for share.

Author — toyotapublica


Bertrand Russell highlighting the problem we all must face as we get older: the world and people of our youths will completely disappear over time. It's astonishing how few people realise that, and how so many are completely shocked when it happens.

Author — T H


'for philosophy to do good, it must be from a kindly feeling, never unkindly.' beautifully said, just sums up what human virtue means, a good feeling deep inside.

Author — Owen Chan


For an aristocrat born into wealth and prestige, he was a very humble man and one of the greatest minds of his era

Author — Bernal Del Castillo


I swear to God, I could spend 8 hours listening to this man and not be bored for any second of it.

Author — jerbi lourimi


Philosopher, Mr. Bertrand Russell, was, no doubt, a man ahead of his time! His foresight was amazing!! A very interesting fellow indeed!

Author — harry madray


Bertrand is a legend, his grandfather met Napoleon, a man from a different age, a mind of the 1st quality and smoked a pipe incessantly, Tobacco is OK when it is not filled with toxic chemicals, we are fortunate to be able to see and hear this wonderful man.

Author — Michael Gorman


It is fascinating to watch one of the greatest intellects of the 20th. century speaking in such a lucid style. I recall struggling to follow his complex theories in my university days, which, perhaps, I never managed to do !!

Author — Prasun Chakraverty


If only we all followed this advice: "One of the troubles of the world has been the habit of dogmatically believing something or other. I think all these matters are full of doubt and the rational man will not be too sure that he is right. We ought always to entertain our opinions with some measure of doubt"

Author — Antony Davis


"Lord Russell, would you be willing to die for your beliefs?"
"Of course not. They might be wrong."

Author — David Lloyd-Jones