Bertrand A. W. Russell Autograph

SKU: 8010764

Sale priceSFr.550,00


Typed letter signed, one page, 8 x 10 inch, Penrhyndendraeth, 31.01.1963, reply letter to Mr. Karel Safranek - concerning a "card with the picture of me", signed in blue ballpoint ink "Bertrand Russell", with intersecting letter folds, mild signs of wear to the upper edge, and inscribed verso by the collector (in pencil) - in fine condition.

"Dear Mr. Safranek,
   Thank you very much for your letter. I note the enclosed card with the picture of me and I wonder if you were the gentleman who did the original. I received the original but misplaced the address of the sender and wish to express my warm thanks. I hope it was you and that you will accept my gratitude..
   With good wishes, - Yours sincerely - Bertrand Russell"

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(1872-1970) British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian & social critic

Year of Birth: 1872

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Bertrand Arthur William Russell was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate. He was born on May 18, 1872, in Trellech, Monmouthshire, Wales, and passed away on February 2, 1970, in Penrhyndeudraeth, Merioneth, Wales. Russell is widely regarded as one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century.

Russell's contributions to philosophy were vast and varied. He made significant contributions to logic, mathematics, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and social and political philosophy. His most famous works include "Principia Mathematica" and "The Problems of Philosophy."

In addition to his work in philosophy, Russell was also a prominent social and political activist. He was a staunch advocate for democracy, pacifism, and the abolition of war. He was an outspoken critic of prejudice, inequality, and injustice.

Russell was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950 "in recognition of his varied and significant writings in which he champions humanitarian ideals and freedom of thought." He was also a prolific writer, with over 70 books and thousands of articles and essays to his name.

Throughout his life, Russell remained committed to the pursuit of truth, reason, and justice. He believed that philosophy had a vital role to play in improving the human condition and promoting peace and understanding among people.

Russell's legacy continues to be felt in the fields of philosophy, mathematics, logic, and social and political thought. His ideas and writings have inspired generations of thinkers and activists to question, challenge, and strive for a better world.

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