Mysticism and Logic

March 6, 2019
Bertrand Russell
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Hal Gatewood
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Tonight, I’ll be reading the opening to a 1918 collection of essays titled, "Mysticism and Logic", by Bertrand Russell. Russell, a Nobel Prize winner, is one of the world’s best-known authorities on logic. In it, he challenges the romantic mysticism of the 19th century, positing instead his theory of logical atomism.