Bertrand Russell Foundation

40 Years without BERTRAND RUSSELL (1872-1970) much of the difficulties facing the world are due to that the ignorant are completely secure and intelligent, full of doubts. Bertrand Russell. THE voice of a PACIFIST in 1949 was granted to Bertrand Russell the order of merit and in 1950 the Nobel literature prize in recognition of its multiple and significant, creation where she worked steadily as a defender of freedom of thought. His evolved from an initial idealism platonissans until certain logical atomism, in which the role of logical analysis is criticizing the data provided by science. His contribution to mathematical logic affects mainly in symbolic logic and semiotic problems.

On July 9, 1955 published the manifesto Russell-Einstein, a statement against atomic war, which was also signed by the following scientists: Max Born, Linus Pauling, Hermann Muller, Percy Bridgman, Hideki Yukawa, Cecil Powell, Joseph Rotblat, Leopold Infeld and Frederic Joliot-Curie. In 1963, he created the Bertrand Russell Foundation for peace. In 1966 Russell instituted the International Tribunal to judge war crimes committed by the United States in Vietnam and Southeast Asia, known as the Russell Tribunal, which was Executive Chairman Jean-Paul Sartre, and which had as prominent members, among others, Lelio Basso, Simone de Beauvoir, Julio Cortazar, Lazaro Cardenas, Peter Weis and Isaac Deutscher. The philosopher, mathematician, writer and British pacifist Bertrand Russell was born on 18 may 1872 in Treleck, Gwent, and died in Penrhyndeudraeth on February 2, 1970. Born in a family aristocratic liberal political tradition, his grandfather was Prime Minister with Queen Victoria, lost his mother with two years of age and four years after his father, and had to go to live with his grandparents. He studied at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in mathematics and moral sciences. He taught philosophy at Cambridge; during the first world war he was deposed and imprisoned for his pacifist attitude.