Thursday 28 May 2009

Bertrand Russell, Isaiah Berlin, Bernard Williams

Hearing and seeing major philosophers from the past....

For some fine Bertrand Russell, interviewed - and note his troubles with sex and the States - towards the end of this linked part and then move to part 3, try Russell 2.

For Isaiah Berlin - and his stories about the great Maynard Keynes, Lydia Keynes and Wittgenstein, try Berlin.

More recently, following in the humanist tradition, there is Bernard Williams - after a long, long introduction, see/hear Bernard Williams (or BernNARD as he was introduced) and the following extracts.
And for the living, note the eccentric genius (pity the sound is bad), Saul Kripke.