Leach, S (2020) Russell on technology and common sense. Human affairs (Bratislava, Slovakia), 30 (4). 518 -525. ISSN 1210-3055

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This article examines the distinction that Russell drew between his work as a philosopher and his work as a journalist. It explains why, when warning against the threat posed by a nuclear arms race, Russell thought it better to write as a journalist (speaking on behalf of common sense) rather than as a philosopher. It is argued that to put aside philosophy in favour of common sense is, in this instance, a mistake.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Bertrand Russell, technology, common sense, nuclear weapons, philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social, Political and Global Studies
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2020 16:22
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2021 01:30
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/8800

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