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The Origins of Pythagoras – “A History of Western Philosophy” – Bertrand Russell

December 5th, 2010 · No Comments · History

Some say (Pythagoras) was the son of a substantial citizen named Mnesarchos, others that he was the son of the god Apollo; I leave the reader to take his choice between these alternatives.

It’s the dry asides like this that make working through Russell enjoyable as well as intellectually rewarding.


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