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Biography - Bertrand Russell:

British philosopher, logician and mathematician.
Born: 1872 - Died: 1970
Period:
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.



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Whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.



Translation

Translation

(French, German)



French
Qui souhaite devenir un philosophe doit apprendre à ne pas être effrayé par des absurdités.

German
Wer ein Philosoph werden will, darf sich nicht vor Absurditäten fürchten.




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The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

First, anyone who seriously intends to become a philosopher must "once in his life" withdraw into himself and attempt, within himself, to overthrow and build anew all the sciences that, up to then, he has been accepting.

Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible.




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