AUTUMN 2013 NEWS


In January 2011 the Bertrand Russell Research Centre moved into its new, permanent home on the first floor of Mills Library at McMaster University. The new location is conveniently situated just one floor up from the Russell Archives and Special Collections reading room.

The philosophical series of the Collected Papers will be completed in January 2014 with the publication of Volume 5, Toward “Principia Mathematica”, 1906–08, edited by Gregory Moore.

In November 2013 the Centre and the Department of Philosophy at McMaster hosted a major international conference on Russell and Wittgenstein in memory of distinguished American philosopher Leonard Linsky.

Another notable philosophy conference—the first annual meeting of the Society for the Study of the History of Analytic Philosophy—took place at McMaster University from 24–26 May 2012.

Another of the Centre’s fruitful recent initiatives was its hosting of the “PM@100” Conference, which celebrated the centenary of the publication of the first of the three volumes of Russell and Whitehead’s Principia Mathematica—their landmark work in the development of logic, the foundations of mathematics, and the application of logic in philosophy.

A recent issue of Russell: the Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies (Volume 31, no. 1) was devoted entirely to papers presented at this extremely successful three-day event, and a separate volume of conference papers—The Palgrave Centenary Companion to Principia Mathematica, edited by the Centre’s Nick Griffin, together with Bernard Linksy—will be published by Palgrave late in 2013. In conjunction with the Department of Philosophy, the Centre jointly hosted a smaller Principia seminar/workshop in February 2011.

The latest issue of Russell features articles by Jolen Galaugher and Alan Schwerin.

The 2013 meeting of the Bertrand Russell Society took place at Iowa in Iowa City from 31 May to 2 June 2013. The Society has started publishing a Bulletin, which supercedes the old BRS Quarterly.

The student research assistants at the Centre at present are Adrienne Wolfe and Brandon Wooldridge. Many thanks to Amy Verhaeghe and Shen Storm for their recent and valuable contributions to work in progress on both the Collected Letters and Collected Papers projects.

Links have been added to PDFs of a selection of Russell texts from the Collected Papers (from volumes 10, 11, 15, 21, 28 and 29).

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