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Bertrand Russell and A.N. Whitehead coauthored a seminal work in logic entitled Principia Mathematica. Russell wrote on virtually every aspect of philosophy, with particular contributions in ethics (where he championed important innovations). Whitehead developed one of the great philosophical systems of the century, attempting to harmonize science and values and to reconci ...more
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Cypress Butane
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
These guys are important for crossing a lot of different entry points in math, logic, philosophy, and computer science. This was a well written overview that gave some in-depth reading of their personalities, but I would have liked more context to the story. I felt like I missed an opening chapter, which is possible since I was listening to the audiobook on Scribd.com, but I didn't hear enough connections made to other thinkers like Turing and Wittgenstein in particular. But is was definitely an ...more
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Whitehead was my bridge into the world of philosophy and there is no better contrasting character to his brilliance then Russell. A good overview of two great men. One weak point was Kuntz did not talk enough about the Principia Mathematica, which weakens the narrative a bit.
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