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Betrand Russell - BBC 1959 interview
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Classic BBC interview with the famous analytical philosopher. Stuff be deep, yo.
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I've always been fairly certain that Tolkien based Gandalf on Bertrand Russell, but that's just a theory.
Like alot of other elements of Lord of the Rings you'll find something very British inhabiting the trappings of Norse motifs or environments.
But I never thought about Russel being Gandalf. Nice.
Gandalf would be an Oxonian don mixed with the hermit/sage vector of the Odin character from Norse mythology.
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I hope Bertrand would be pleased with that, were he here. All credit goes to cognitivedissonance.
"I had affirmed the reality of my chair... but was it Numberwang?"
That was wonderful.
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