NEW AND OF NOTE (FALL 2015)


The Bertrand Russell Research Centre has co-sponsored the following events with History of Analytic Philosophy at McMaster University:

The Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Analytical Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin, June 2015.
Meeting of the Société de Philosophy Analytique, Université de Montréal, June 2015.
Annual Meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy, McMaster University, Hamilton, May 2015.

BRRC/HAP at McMaster are also staging a series of workshops entitled “Logic in Kant’s Wake”. The first workshop took place at McMaster in January 2015, and a second at McGill in March. Both were attended by scholars from all over the world. A final meeting has been scheduled to take place at McMaster in April 1916. Two other philosophy workshops were hosted at McMaster in 2015: “Innovations in the History of Analytical Philosophy” (January), and “Periodization and Relevance in the History of Analytical Philosophy” (April).

The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Bertrand Russell Society was held at Trinity College in Dublin, in co-sponsorship with the Society for the Study of the History of Analytic Philosophy. This was the first time that the BRS has convened outside North America. The conference programme can be viewed here:

The latest issue of Russell includes articles by Nicholas Griffin, Richard McDonough, Rebecca Keller and Jonathan Westphal, and Andrew Lugg.

The Spring 2015 issue of the Bertrand Russell Society Bulletin included articles by Gregory Landini (“Modus Ponens Denied: Whitehead’s 1911 Meltdown in Principia’s Volume 2”), and Tim Madigan (“Bertrand Russell—The Irish Connection”). The most recent issue (Fall 2015) features John Lenz on Russell as a public intellectual in WWI and Chad Trainer, on Russell and Berkley’s empiricism. The BRRC’s Sheila Turcon has continued her series of articles on Russell’s homes with a discussion (in the Spring 2015 issue) of the house in Beijing rented by Russell and Dora from 1920 to 1921, along with the Chelsea address to where they moved after returning from China. The featured home in the Fall 2015 issue is Carn Voel.

Recent academic publications of note in the field of Russell studies include Eric C. Banks, The Realistic Empiricism of Mach, James, and Russell: Neutral Monism Reconceived, as well as the following edited collections: Bernard Linsky and Donovan Wishon, eds., Acquaintance, Knowledge, and Logic: New Essays on Bertrand Russell’s “The Problems of Philosophy”; and Torin Alter and Yujin Nagasawa, eds., Consciousness in the Physical World: Perspectives on Russellian Monism. For a more complete listing, with bibliographical details and including forthcoming titles, see here.

The visiting Russell scholar in the Department of Philosophy at McMaster University for 2015–16 is Jeremy Heis of the University of California, Irvine.

The student research assistants at the BRRC at present are Adrienne Wolfe and Joanna Pawloski. Many thanks to Brandon Wooldridge for his recent and valuable contributions to work in progress on both the Collected Letters and Collected Papers projects.

The featured material includes some comparatively obscure texts as well as more familiar works—chosen because of the particular editorial challenges they posed.

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