Russell. N.s. Vol. 27, no. 2. Winter 2007–08



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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Editor's Notes
J. E. King“Popular Philosophy and Popular Economics: Bertrand Russell, 1919–70”
ABSTRACT: By 1918 Bertrand Russell had well-formed and distinctive opinions on many aspects of economic philosophy, theory and policy. In the second half of his life (1919–70) he wrote at great length on a very wide range of economic issues, including modern technology and the prospects for abolishing scarcity; population growth, eugenics and birth control; the economic development of China; the case for democratic socialism; the case against Soviet communism; the causes of economic crises; and the economic background to war and peace. Russell’s economic writings appeared as chapters of books on subjects as diverse as the philosophy of science, the history of nineteenth-century Europe, the principles of education and the case for world government. Economic themes can be detected even in his most frivolous newspaper articles. He was a great literary stylist, and his popular writings on economics were widely read and possibly quite influential, especially between the wars.
Nicholas Griffin“Bertrand Russell and Harold Joachim”
ABSTRACT: The paper is partly biographical and partly philosophical. It traces Russell’s philosophical interactions with the British neo-Hegelian philosopher, Harold Joachim, from Russell’s days as an undergraduate in the 1890s to his scathing review of Joachim’s inaugural lecture as Wykeham Professor of Logic at Oxford in 1920. The philosophical part attempts to evaluate Russell’s main argument against Joachim’s coherence theory of truth, that it is equivalent to the doctrine of internal relations. The paper makes use of Russell’s recently discovered letters to Joachim.
Roma Hutchinson“Index to Russell’s Unpopular Essays
Michael ScanlanReview of “100 Years of ‘On Denoting’”
K. E. GarayReview of “Russell-száma”: Világosság, Dec. 2005
Richard Henry SchmittReview of David Leavitt, The Indian Clerk
Kirk WillisReview of A.N. Wilson, After the Victorians
Henrique Jales Ribeiro(In brief:) Bertrand Russell e a filosofia analítica no século xx; B. Russell, Principes de reconstruction sociale, edited by Normand Baillargeon


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