“Invitation to Learning” Discusses A History of Western Philosophy

  • Irwin Edman
  • Horace M. Kallen
  • Harold A. Taylor
  • Lukas Spencer McMaster University


Transcribed here is a 78 rpm vinyl (or possibly shellac) recording of the CBS broadcast of Invitation to Learning on 15 September 1946. In it Irwin Edman, the chair, and guests Horace M. Kallen and Harold A. Taylor discuss Bertrand Russell’s recently published book, A History of Western Philosophy. The roughly thirty-minute broadcast, which aired on a Sunday from 12:00 to 12:30 pm, was segmented onto eight “vinyl” sides on four twelve-inch discs. They came with the fourth accrual of the Bertrand Russell Archives to McMaster University Library.