Human Affairs 30 (4):518-525 (2020)

Stephen Leach
Keele University
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 rather than as a philosopher. It is argued that to put aside philosophy in favour of common sense is, in this instance, a mistake.
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