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Bertrand Russel

Family

Russel was born into one of the most prominent families in the UK

Born in Vienna into one of Europe's richest families, he inherited a fortune from his father in 1913

His paternal grandfather, the Earl Russell, had been asked twice by Queen Victoria to form a government, serving her as Prime Minister in the 1840s and 1860s.

The Russells had been prominent in England for several centuries before this, coming to power and the peerage with the rise of the Tudor dynasty (see: Duke of Bedford).

QUOTES

“The true function of logic ... as applied to matters of experience ... is analytic rather than constructive; taken a priori, it shows the possibility of hitherto unsuspected alternatives more often than the impossibility of alternatives which seemed prima facie possible.

Thus, while it liberates imagination as to what the world may be, it refuses to legislate as to what the world is‚ÄĚ

Bertrand Russel