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TABLE OF CONTENTS
|Katarina Perovic||“Mapping the Understanding
Complex in Russell’s Theory of Knowledge”|
ABSTRACT: Anyone familiar with Russell’s work on the multiple-relation
theory of judgment will at some point have puzzled over the map of the
five-term understanding complex at the end of Chapter I, Part II of his
Theory of Knowledge (1913). Russell presents the map with the
intention of clarifying what goes on when a subject S understands
the “proposition” that A and B are similar. But the map
raises more questions than it answers. In this paper I present and develop
some of the central issues that arise from Russell’s map, and I offer
an interpretation of it that reflects his evolving views in the manuscript.
I argue that multiple lines in the map are not meant to represent many
relations, but rather one comprehensive multiple relation of understanding.
And I argue that such a relation relates in a complex way due to the
distinctive nature of its relata.
|Jakub Mácha||“Arnošt Kolman and
Bertrand Russell at the 1948 International Congress of Philosophy”|
ABSTRACT: The only encounter of the Czech philosopher and Communist official
Arnošt Kolman with Bertrand Russell at the Tenth International
Congress of Philosophy in Amsterdam in 1948 was unfortunate. Kolman’s
paper, “The Tasks of Contemporary Philosophy in the Struggle for New
Humanism”, aroused a vitriolic rejoinder by Russell. However, the text
of the paper as published in the congress Proceedings has a
conciliatory tone. This version could not have aroused such a reaction.
There is, however, an article, with a similar title, published in Czech
in 1948, stating that this is Kolman’s paper from the congress.
I argue that this article more likely reflects what Kolman actually said
at the Congress. Finally, I provide an English translation of this article.
|Lianghua Zhou||“A Critical Bibliography of Russell’s
Addresses and Lectures in China”|
ABSTRACT: This paper is devoted to a bibliographical study of Russell’s
addresses and lectures in China in 1920–21. In particular, the study
focuses on providing a (nearly) complete and correct list of original sources
pertaining to them, including speaking dates and translators. There has been,
historically, considerable disagreement over the details. Extensive notes
discuss and aim at solutions. The study adds significantly to our knowledge
of Russell’s speaking and teaching activities in China.
|James Levine||Review of Jolen Galaugher, Russell’s
Philosophy of Logical Analysis: 1897–1905|
|James Connelly||Review of Bernard Linsky and Donovan
Wishon, eds., Acquaintance, Knowledge, and Logic: New Essays on
Russell’s The Problems of Philosophy|
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