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Bertrand Russell’s conception of philosophy evolved dramatically in 1911 — the year he fell in love with Lady Ottoline Morrell. For many years Russell had been an ardent advocate of the view that philosophers ought to look for truths that are certain. The co-author of Principia Mathematica altered his commitment to certainty in philosophy in 1911. An analysis of his published views and correspondence from this time strongly suggests that the radical transformation was induced by an epiphany brought about by his emotional entanglement with his lover.
Keywords knowledge  certainty  Lady Ottoline Morrell  epiphany  paradigm shift  vision  The Problems of Philosophy
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DOI 10.5007/1808-1711.2019v23n1p1
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