NEW AND OF NOTE (WINTER 2017)


From 6–9 May 2016 the Bertrand Russell Research Centre co-sponsored with History of Analytic Philosophy at McMaster University the last in a series of workshops entitled “Logic in Kant’s Wake”. Consuelo Preti, Gary Ostertag and BRRC director Nicholas Griffin presented on Russell. The fifth annual conference of the Society for the Study of the History of Analytical Philosophy was held at the Metropolitan State University of Denver, Colorado, from June 16–18, 2016.

The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Bertrand Russell Society was held at St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York, from 24 to 26 June. Papers were presented on a wide range of Russell topics, philosophical, political and social. The conference programme can be viewed here:

The most recent issue of Russell features Kevin Klement on Russell’s 1903 manuscripts, Michael Stevenson on Russell’s William James Lectureship of 1940, and Jo-Anne Grant on his Australian lecture tour of 1950.

The Fall 2016 issue of the Bertrand Russell Society Bulletin contains articles by Anssi Korhonen (“Russell, Propositional Unity, and the Correspondence Intuition”); Gulberk Koc Maclean (“On Teaching Philosophy ‘Objectively’ ”), while Sheila Turcon continues her series of studies of Russell’s home with an examination of Telegraph House. The previous issue (Spring 2016) featured articles by Gregory Landini (“Substitution’s ‘Insolubilia’ Solved”); Bill Bruneau (“What Did Russell Think of Eton and Why?”); and Nancy Doubleday (“Russell’s Social Theory: Hope from Creativity”). The forthcoming, Spring 2017, issue will be the last to be edited by Michael Berumen. Editorial responsibilities will be assumed by Bill Bruneau thereafter.

Recent publications of note in the field of Russell studies include: Tim Madigan and Peter Stone, eds. Bertrand Russell, Public Intellectual; 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 2016–17 is Erich Reck of the University of California, Riverside.

The student research assistants at the BRRC at present are Hans Loewig and Geneva Gillis. Many thanks to Adrienne Woolfe and Joanna Pawlowski for their recent and valuable contributions to work in progress on both the Collected Letters and Collected Papers projects. (And congratulations to Adrienne on the arrival of Freya.)

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