#18 Overall Influence

Bertrand Russell

British philosopher, mathematician, historian, writer, and activist


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From Wikipedia

Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell was a British polymath. As an academic, he worked in philosophy, mathematics, and logic. His work has had a considerable influence on mathematics, logic, set theory, linguistics, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science and various areas of analytic philosophy, especially logic, philosophy of mathematics, philosophy of language, epistemology and metaphysics. Russell was also a public intellectual, historian, social critic, political activist, and Nobel laureate.

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University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Harvard University

Private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

University of Cambridge

Collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England, United Kingdom

University of California, Los Angeles

Public research university in Los Angeles, California, United States

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