Russell. N.s. Vol. 22, no. 2. Winter 2002

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Editor's Notes
Kirk Willis"Russell in the Lords"
ABSTRACT: Bertrand Russell sat in the House of Lords as the third Earl Russell from 1931 to 1970. In these nearly 40 years as a Labour peer, Russell proved to be a fitful attender and infrequent participant in the upper house—speaking only six times. This paper examines each of these interventions—studying not just the speeches themselves but also their genesis and impact within Parliament and without. Of all the controversial and important foreign and domestic issues faced by Parliament over these four decades, it was matters of peace and war which prompted Russell to take advantage of his hereditary position and, more importantly, of the national forum which the Lords' chamber provided him.
Hartley Slater"The Fallacy in Russell's Schema"
ABSTRACT: An analysis of the paradoxes of self-reference, which Bertrand Russell initiated, exposes the common fallacy in them, and has consequences for some of Graham Priest's work. Notably it undermines his defence of the Domain Principle, and his consequent belief that there are true contradictions. Use of Hilbert's epsilon calculus shows, instead, that we must allow for indeterminacy of sense in connection with paradoxes of self-reference.
Bernard Linsky"The Substitutional Paradox in Russell's 1907 Letter to Hawtrey" [corrected reprint]
ABSTRACT: This note presents a transcription of Russell's letter to Hawtrey of 22 January 1907 accompanied by some proposed emendations. In that letter Russell describes the paradox that he says "pilled" the "substitutional theory" developed just before he turned to the theory of types. A close paraphrase of the derivation of the paradox in a contemporary Lemmon-style natural deduction system shows which axioms the theory must assume to govern its characteristic notion of substituting individuals and propositions for each other in other propositions. Other discussions of this paradox in the literature are mentioned. I conclude with remarks about the significance of the paradox for Russell.
Ray Perkins, Jr."Russell and Preventive War: a Reply to David Blitz"
David Blitz"Reply to Ray Perkins on Russell's Conditional Threat of War"
Richard A. RempelReview of Royden Harrison, The Life and Times of Sidney and Beatrice Webb, 1858-1905
Alasdair UrquhartReview of A.-F. Schmid, ed., Bertrand Russell, Correspondance sur la philosophie, la logique et la politique avec Louis Couturat (1897-1913)
David HitchcockReview of "Bertrand Russell and Critical Thinking": special issue of Inquiry

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