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Author--qualifications and point of view Bertrand Arthur William Russell 1872-1970 was a British philosopher a mathematician and a Noble laureate who influenced the course of 20th century philosophy He was born in Trelleck Wales on May 18 1972 He was educated at Trinity College and at University of Cambridge After graduation in 1894 he was given a teaching post in the Cambridge From an early age he developed a strong sense of social consciousness at the same time he involved himself in the study of logical and mathematical questions which he had made special fields and on which he was called to lecture at many institutions throughout the world He achieved much in the field of mathematics along with his continue search for socialist philosophy Russell taught at several different institutes such as Trinity College during 1894-1895 Beijing University in China during 1921-1922 and from 1938-1944 he taught at the College of the City of New York In 1944 he was reinstated as a fellow of Trinity College Lord Russells point of writing on the controversial issues is to acknowledge everyone of the truth and to criticize any government or media who are twisting the truth Russell condemned both sides in World War I 1914-1918 and for his compromising stand he was fined imprisoned and deprived of his teaching post at Cambridge Although he abandons pacifism to support the Allied cause in World War II 1939-1945 he became a strong opponent against the use of nuclear weapons In 1950 he received Noble Prize for Literature and was citied as the champion of humanity and freedom of thought In addition to his earlier work Russell also made a major contribution to the development of logical positivism a strong philosophical movement of 1930s and 1940s Since his youth Lord Russell has been noted for his iconoclastic views and his frank and direct expression of them He expressed his views through his writing Among
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