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Title: The Philosophical Argument for Working Less (And Wasting Time)
Post by: azozeo on July 17, 2018, 09:20:11 AM
Bertrand Russell is a strange name to bring up when we consider the merits of working less.

Though he was a philosopher and mathematician by trade, his prodigious output suggests he was just as much a historian, a social critic, and a political activist.

Today, Russell is most famous for his book A History of Western Philosophy, which is the most important summary of how many of Western cultureís great ideas came to be. When he won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950, this book was cited as a big reason why.



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Title: Re: The Philosophical Argument for Working Less (And Wasting Time)
Post by: Eddie on July 17, 2018, 11:40:44 AM
Yeah, Bertrand Russell IS a strange name to bring up in this context..

I read that he wrote (on average) 3000 words a day, in longhand, from the time he was a teenager until he was a very old man. This was not someone who personally reveled much in leisure, I can tell you that much.

I can't seem to find anyone who puts a number on his articles and books, but he worked prodigiously. Here's the bibliography, if anybody wants to count them all.

https://users.drew.edu/~jlenz/br-bib-articles.html
Title: Re: The Philosophical Argument for Working Less (And Wasting Time)
Post by: azozeo on July 17, 2018, 11:53:45 AM
Well, if you're gonna' sit around on a stack of free money, may as well be a philosopher.
Sounds like a great gig in the new world to come  :icon_sunny:
Title: Re: The Philosophical Argument for Working Less (And Wasting Time)
Post by: g on July 17, 2018, 12:16:55 PM
Well, if you're gonna' sit around on a stack of free money, may as well be a philosopher.
Sounds like a great gig in the new world to come  :icon_sunny:

Yeah AZ, being an artist would be a great gig to, even a bull shit artist.  ;D :icon_mrgreen:


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Title: Re: The Philosophical Argument for Working Less (And Wasting Time)
Post by: azozeo on July 18, 2018, 01:34:27 PM
Well, if you're gonna' sit around on a stack of free money, may as well be a philosopher.
Sounds like a great gig in the new world to come  :icon_sunny:

Yeah AZ, being an artist would be a great gig to, even a bull shit artist.  ;D :icon_mrgreen:


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     An Artistís Editing The Bullshit Out Of The Hollywood Harassment Apologies    :laugh:


HAH...

Good find Oxie  :icon_sunny: