Volumes of The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell


Volume 11: Last Philosophical Testament, 1943–68

Edited by John G. Slater with the assistance of Peter Kollner
London and New York: Routledge, 1997
Pages: xxx, 859
ISBN: 978-0-415-09409-2



Abbreviations
Introduction
Acknowledgements
Chronology

PART I. AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL AND SELF-CRITICAL WRITINGS

  Headnote to Three Contributions to The Philosophy of Bertrand Russell (12b)
1 My Mental Development [1944]
2 Russell’s Replies
a Reply to Criticisms [1944]
b Addendum to My “Reply to Criticisms” [1965]

3 My Own Philosophy [1946]
4 The Faith of a Rationalist [1947]
5 Am I an Atheist or an Agnostic? A Plea for Tolerance in the Face of New Dogmas [1949]
  Headnote to Four Autobiographical Broadcasts (69)
6 Why I Took to Philosophy [1955]
7 Some Philosophical Contacts [1955]
8 Beliefs: Discarded and Retained [1955]
9 My Debt to German Learning [1955]

PART II. NON-DEMONSTRATIVE INFERENCE

  Headnote to Five Papers on Non-Demonstrative Inference (1014)
10 Project of Future Work [1943]
11 Postulates of Scientific Method [1943]
12 Non-Deductive Inference [1945?]
13 Postulates of Scientific Inference [1948]
14 Note on Non-Demonstrative Inference and Induction [1959]
15 The Nature and Origin of Scientific Method [1948]

PART III. ON SOME OF HIS YOUNGER CONTEMPORARIES

  Headnote to Two Papers on Logical Positivism (1617)
16 Logical Positivism [1945]
17 Logical Positivism [1950]
  Headnote to Two Reviews of Ayer (1819)
18 Review of A.J. Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic [1947]
19 Light versus Heat [1954]
20 Ludwig Wittgenstein [1951]

PART IV. ON SOME OF HIS OLDER CONTEMPORARIES

21 Foreword to Feibleman, Introduction to Peirce’s Philosophy [1946]
  Headnote to Three Papers on Whitehead (2224)
22 Whitehead and Principia Mathematica [1948]
23 Alfred North Whitehead [1952]
24 A Sage’s Table-Talk [1954]
25 Reminiscences of McTaggart [1948]
26 George Santayana [1953]
  Headnote to Two Papers on G.E. Moore (2728)
27 Prof. G.E. Moore/Influence on Lord Russell [1958]
28 The Influence and Thought of G.E. Moore [1959]
29 Preface to Le Probleme logique de l’induction, Jean Nicod [1961]

PART V. METAPHYSICS AND EPISTEMOLOGY

30 Headnote to Two Papers on Philosophy
a Philosophy [1945?]
b Philosophy [1945?]

31 Hume [1946]
32 Mind and Matter in Modern Science [1945]
33 The Problem of Universals [1946]
34 Rewards of Philosophy [1948]
35 Mind and Matter [1950]
36 The Principle of Individuation [1950]
37 Perception [1957]
38 Notes on Philosophy [1960]

PART VI. LOGIC AND THE PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS

39 Preface to William Kingdon Clifford, The Common Sense of the Exact Sciences [1946]
40 Review of Rupert Crawshay-Williams, The Comforts of Unreason [1947]
41 William of Occam: Empiricist and Democrat [1949]

  42 When Is an Opinion Rational? [1950]
43 Is Mathematics Purely Linguistic? [1950]
44 Mathematical Infinity [1958]

PART VII. ETHICS AND POLITICS

45 The Thinkers Behind Germany’s Sins [1944]
46 What Is Democracy? [1946]
  Headnote to Papers 4748
47 Philosophy for Laymen [1946]
48 Comments on Articles on Philosophy [1947]
49 A Plea for Clear Thinking [1947]
50 Philosophy and Politics [1947]
51 Review of Amber Blanco White, Ethics for Unbelievers [1949]
52 Le Philosophe en temps de crise [1950]
53 Freedom and the Philosopher [1951]
54 Reason and Passion [1952]
55 The Idea of Progress [1953]
56 The Spirit of Inquiry [1953]
57 A Philosophy for Our Time [1953]
58 Knowledge and Wisdom [1954]
59 The Duty of a Philosopher in This Age [1964]

PART VIII. JOHN STUART MILL

  Headnote to Eight Papers on John Stuart Mill (6067)
60 John Stuart Mill and the Idea of Liberty [1948]
61 Mill on Liberty [1950]
62 John Stuart Mill: On Liberty [1951]
63 The Saint of Rationalism [1954]
64 A Good-Hearted Philosopher [1954]
65 Influence of John Stuart Mill [1955]
66 John Stuart Mill [1955]
67 A Discussion on Liberty [1956]

PART IX. CRITIQUE OF RELIGION

68 The Existence of God [1948]
69 Is There a God? [1952]
70 What is an Agnostic? [1953]
71 Do Science and Religion Conflict? [1954]
72 Preface to Why I am Not a Christian [1957]

PART X. ALBERT EINSTEIN

  Headnote to Eight Papers on Einstein (7380)
73 Einstein and the Theory of Relativity [1949]
74 Man of the Half-Century? I Choose Einstein [1950]
75 Albert Einstein [1955]
76 The Greatness of Albert Einstein [1955]
77 Preface to Einstein on Peace [1960]
78 Statement on Einstein [1964]
79 Broadcast Concerning Einstein [1965]
80 Foreword to The Born–Einstein Letters [1968]

PART XI. CRITIQUE OF ORDINARY LANGUAGE PHILOSOPHY

  Headnote to Six Papers on Ordinary Language Philosophy (8186)
81 The Cult of “Common Usage” [1953]
82 Philosophical Analysis [1956]
83 Logic and Ontology [1957]
84 Mr. Strawson on Referring [1957]
85 What is Mind? [1958]
86 Introduction to Ernest Gellner, Words and Things [1959]

APPENDIXES

I “Philosophy for Lay Students” by W.B. Gallie [1947]
II Le Principe d’individuation [1950]
III Un Filosofo de Buon Cuore [1954]
IV Foreword to Logic and Knowledge [1956]
V “Infinity” by E.R. Emmet [1957]
VI [Manuscript RA1 220.016640]
VII Russell’s Notes on Warnock, Strawson, Ryle and Gellner
VIII Russell’s Last Philosophical Writing [1968]

Annotation
Textual Notes
Bibliographical Index
General Index



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