Russell. N.s. Vol. 32, no. 2. Winter 2012–13

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Editor’s Notes
Peter Bartrip“A Talent to Alienate: the 2nd Earl (Frank) Russell (1865–1931)”
ABSTRACT: Bertrand’s elder brother, John Francis Stanley (Frank) Russell, who was the second Earl Russell for over 50 years, led a fascinating life as a politician, electrical engineer, author, traveller, businessman, barrister, law reformer, polemicist and pioneer motorist. Notorious in his lifetime for his sensational marital history, his prominence has waned since his death to the extent that he is remembered mainly as “the wicked earl” who was twice divorced and once imprisoned for bigamy. His achievements do not match those of his brother, grandfather, third wife and other relatives, but his life merits examination in its own right as well for its familial links with leading figures in Britain’s political, cultural and intellectual history.
Kevin C. Klement“Neo-Logicism and Russell’s Logicism”
ABSTRACT: Certain advocates of the so-called “neo-logicist” movement in the philosophy of mathematics identify themselves as “neo-Fregeans” (e.g., Hale and Wright), presenting an updated and revised version of Frege’s form of logicism. Russell’s form of logicism is scarcely discussed in this literature and, when it is, often dismissed as not really logicism at all (in light of its assumption of axioms of infinity, reducibility and so on). In this paper I have three aims: firstly, to identify more clearly the primary meta-ontological and methodological differences between Russell’s logicism and the more recent forms; secondly, to argue that Russell’s form of logicism offers more elegant and satisfactory solutions to a variety of problems that continue to plague the neo-logicist movement (the bad company objection, the embarrassment of richness objection, worries about a bloated ontology, etc.); thirdly, to argue that neo-Russellian forms of logicism remain viable positions for current philosophers of mathematics.
Constance Malleson“Three Portraits of Bertrand Russell at Home”
I. Bertrand Russell at Home (1949)
II. Bertrand Russell’s Working Day (1950)
III. Spring in Llan Ffestiniog: Post-War Home of Earl Russell, O.M. (c.1959)
Bertrand Russell“Lecture on War and Propaganda. Introduction by Michael D. Stevenson”
Sheila Turcon“A Bibliography of Constance Malleson”

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