The Bertrand Russell Research Centre has
co-sponsored the following events with History of Analytic Philosophy at McMaster University:
The Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Analytical
Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin, June 2015.
Meeting of the Société de Philosophy Analytique,
Université de Montréal, June 2015.
Annual Meeting of the Society for Exact Philosophy, McMaster
University, Hamilton, May 2015.
BRRC/HAP at McMaster are also staging a series of workshops
entitled “Logic in Kant’s Wake”. The first
workshop took place at McMaster in January 2015, and a second at
McGill in March. Both were attended by scholars from all over the
world. A final meeting has been scheduled to take place at McMaster
in April 1916. Two other philosophy workshops were hosted at
McMaster in 2015: “Innovations in the History of Analytical
Philosophy” (January), and “Periodization and Relevance
in the History of Analytical Philosophy” (April).
The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Bertrand Russell Society was held at
Trinity College in Dublin, in co-sponsorship with the Society for
the Study of the History of Analytic Philosophy. This was the first
time that the BRS has convened outside North America. The
conference programme can be viewed here:
The latest issue of
Russell includes articles by Nicholas Griffin, Richard
Rebecca Keller and Jonathan Westphal, and Andrew Lugg.
The Spring 2015 issue of the Bertrand Russell Society
Bulletin included articles by Gregory Landini (“Modus
Ponens Denied: Whitehead’s 1911 Meltdown in
Principia’s Volume 2”), and Tim Madigan
(“Bertrand Russell—The Irish Connection”). The
most recent issue (Fall 2015) features John Lenz on Russell as a
public intellectual in WWI and Chad Trainer, on Russell and
Berkley’s empiricism. The BRRC’s Sheila Turcon has
continued her series of articles on Russell’s homes with a
discussion (in the Spring 2015 issue) of the house in Beijing
rented by Russell and Dora from 1920 to 1921, along with the
Chelsea address to where they moved after returning from China. The
featured home in the Fall 2015 issue is Carn Voel.
Recent academic publications of note in the field of Russell
studies include Eric C. Banks, The Realistic Empiricism of Mach,
James, and Russell: Neutral Monism Reconceived, as well as the
following edited collections: Bernard Linsky and 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 2015–16 is Jeremy Heis of the
University of California, Irvine.
The student research assistants at the BRRC at present are Adrienne
Wolfe and Joanna Pawloski. Many thanks to Brandon Wooldridge for
his recent and valuable contributions to work in progress on both
the Collected Letters and Collected Papers
The featured material includes some comparatively obscure texts as
well as more familiar
because of the particular editorial challenges they