Russell. N.s. Vol. 34, no. 1. Summer 2014


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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Editor’s Notes
Hiram J. McLendon“The Philosopher among Philosophers”
ABSTRACT: Hiram J. McLendon (1919–2000) was an American philosopher who taught at Berkeley, Harvard and New York University. Awarded Harvard’s Sheldon Traveling Fellowship for 1946–47, he studied with Bertrand Russell that year at Trinity College, Cambridge. His assistance with the manuscript of Human Knowledge was acknowledged. His son, James McLendon, accompanied his parents and has kindly permitted this 1956 paper, as sent to Russell, to be published. The incident involving Wittgenstein, Popper and a poker is discussed. Russell’s letters in response (which “delighted” McLendon) follow. The paper is an abbreviated version of a book manuscript entitled “The Philosopher among Professors” that he worked on for many years. He was also then working on a three-volume manuscript on Russell’s philosophic contributions, especially in epistemology, under the title of “Justifying Knowledge” (volume titles: “Revolution and Counterrevolution in Philosophy”, “Beyond the Mythic Way” and “Where Things Are”). Square-bracketed notes are editorial.
Bernard Linsky“Notes and Correspondence for Russell’s 1905 Review of Meinong”
ABSTRACT: Bertrand Russell took fourteen pages of notes on Meinong’s Untersuchungen zur Gegenstandstheorie und Psychologie [Studies in object theory and psychology] in preparation for his review of the book in Mind. Translations of Russell’s letters from Alexius Meinong, Rudolf Ameseder and Ernst Mally discuss their contributions to the volume (with transcriptions of the German originals appended in this journal’s electronic edition). Together the notes and correspondence record the origin of Russell’s famous criticisms of Meinong’s theory of non-existent objects, which appeared in both “On Denoting” and the review in Mind in October 1905.
Kenneth Blackwell“Supplementary Documents for Russell’s Logic, 1905–08”
Jolen Galaugher“The Structure, Semantics, and Use of Descriptions”
Michael E. Berumen“More Wit in PM ”
Kevin C. KlementReview of Anssi Korhonen, Logic as Universal Science: Russell’s Early Logicism and Its Philosophical Context
Ray Perkins, Jr.Review of Eric Schlosser, Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident and the Illusion of Safety
Graham StevensReview of Sébastien Gandon, Russell’s Unknown Logicism
Stefan AnderssonReview of Nick Turse, Kill Anything That Moves: the Real American War in Vietnam


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