Bertrand Russell: the everyday value of philosophy | Curio

Bertrand Russell: the everyday value of philosophy

7 mins | May 28, 2017

He insisted that questions of cosmic meaning and value have an existential, ethical and spiritual urgency. "Russell evidently regarded authoritarianism as the essence of religion, and on this basis his philosophy is emphatically anti-religious. An ethically oriented scepticism lies at the heart of his own conception of a properly philosophical way of life. For Russell, philosophy should lead to peace – to personal serenity, and to peace in the world." Claire Carlisle contemplates for the Guardian.

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From The Guardian