Russell: the Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal <p><em>Russell</em>&nbsp;is devoted to the study of all aspects of Bertrand Russell's thought as well as his life, times and influence. In addition to original research and reviews of new books,&nbsp;<em>Russell</em>&nbsp;publishes new texts and textual studies, discussions, bibliographies, indexes, and archival lists. Scholarly articles submitted to the journal are peer-reviewed twice anonymously.&nbsp;<em>Russell</em>&nbsp;is not the organ of any association or institution.</p> <p><em>Russell</em>&nbsp;is published by McMaster University's Bertrand Russell Research Centre with the assistance of grants from the Aid to Scholarly Journals programme of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and from McMaster's Faculty of Humanities.</p> <p>_________________________________________________________</p> <ul> <li class="show"><strong>A glitch</strong> has prevented the PDFs of the Winter 2019-20 issue from appearing (26.1.20). Check back in the next few days.</li> <li class="show"><strong>Note:</strong> <em>Russell</em>&nbsp;(ISSN 1913-8032) was founded by McMaster Library in 1971 as a quarterly newsletter, and until 1980 it was numbered by cumulative issue number. A new series was begun as Vol. 1, no. 1, in Summer 1981.&nbsp;</li> <li class="show"><strong>Open Access:</strong>&nbsp;Access to the Winter 2017 -18 issue (vol. 37, no. 2) is now open. Access to the most recent 4 issues is by subscription.</li> </ul> en-US russjour@mcmaster.ca (Kenneth Blackwell (Editor)) russjour@mcmaster.ca (Arlene Duncan (Subscriptions)) Sun, 26 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500 OJS 3.1.1.0 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Two of a Kind: Setting the Record Straight on Russell’s Exchange with Ladd-Franklin on Solipsism https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4206 <p>On 21 August 1912 Christine Ladd-Franklin, by then an established logician, wrote a letter to Bertrand Russell. He replied on 27 September 1912, followed by another letter on 16 November of that year. After a hiatus on his side in 1913–14, they exchanged letters again in 1915. The main topic of their conversations is solipsism: a theme that was important for Russell throughout his writings. In fact, in some of his works he famously mentions his encounters with Ladd-Franklin, hinting at a difference of opinions and her inability to see the inconsistency in what she claimed. After analysing the correspondence, with some letters resurfacing only recently, one sees a completely different picture: Russell not only does not object to what she claims, he even agrees with her! This article aims to show what really transpired as evidenced by the letters, of which seven of the extant eleven are reproduced in full with annotations.</p> Adam Trybus ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4206 Sat, 25 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500 “The Fruit of Many Years”: Bertrand Russell and Vera Brittain https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4207 <p>In her dedicated promotion of feminism and pacifism, especially during the 1930s, Vera Brittain (1893–1970) was strongly influenced by Ber­trand Russell’s writings, especially <em>Marriage and Morals</em> (1929) and <em>Which Way to Peace?</em> (1936). Both were members of the Peace Pledge Union, and she continued as a sponsor after Russell abandoned his pac­ifism soon after the beginning of the Second World War. She admired his political and social activism in the aftermath of that war, endorsing it as much as her family situation allowed; and, as chairman of the <em>Peace News</em> board, Brittain intervened in Russell’s support when a dispute broke out between him and the editor. Although their rela­tionship was personally limited, Russell’s influence on her opinions and actions was profound.</p> Alan Bishop ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4207 Sat, 25 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500 A Sexist Joke in <em>Principia Mathematica</em> https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4208 <p>Attempts have recently been made (Blackwell, 2011; Berumen, 2014) to catalogue the humour in <em>Principia Mathematica</em>, but so far overlooked has been a joke in the symbolism of <em>PM</em> itself.</p> Nicholas Griffin ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4208 Sat, 25 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500 Editor's Notes https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4222 Kenneth Blackwell ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4222 Sun, 26 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500 Russell’s Corrected Page Proofs of <em>Principia Mathematica</em> https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4210 <p>We report here on the set of complete proofs of Volumes I and II of Whitehead and Russell’s <em>Principia Mathematica</em> newly acquired by the Bertrand Russell Archives. These proof sheets, marked with a number of corrections, were likely bound for Russell by Cambridge University Press, though not exactly the same as the first edition. We assess the information to be gained from the texts and the corrections, most significantly around *110 in Vol. II and the lost dot of the empty relation &nbsp;in Vol. I. All are in Russell’s hand and described in an appendix. We also note several revisions in the first edition that were made after these proofs. We discuss the provenance of the volumes, and Russell’s correspondence about proofs of <em>PM</em> with M. H. Dziewicki, but we find that there is insufficient evidence to determine the chain of possession from Russell to their discovery for sale in Australia in recent years.</p> Bernard Linsky, Kenneth Blackwell ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4210 Sat, 25 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500 Divorce, Taxes, Royalties: a Text and a Commentary on Russell’s Finances, <em>c</em>.1950 https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4211 <p>As he neared 80 Russell was more financially secure than he had been for decades. But to remain so he needed to maintain his prodigious output as a writer, broadcaster and lecturer (see <em>Papers&nbsp;</em>&nbsp;26, forthcoming). Meanwhile, the breakdown of his third marriage threatened to undermine his much-improved financial position. The monetary concerns addressed in both the text prepared by Russell and the related commentary hint at a lifetime’s scrupulous regard for his personal finances.</p> Andrew G. Bone ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4211 Sat, 25 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500 A Secondary Bibliography of <em>A History of Western Philosophy</em>, Part II: Extracted Non-English Reviews https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4213 <p>For “Part I: Extracted Reviews in English”, see <em><a href="https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4072">Russell</a></em><a href="https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4072"> 39</a><em><a href="https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4072"> (summer 2019):</a></em><a href="https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4072"> 23–96</a>. The reviews combine Russell’s own files and copies of many reviews added and identified in this compilation and earlier.</p> Kenneth Blackwell, Giovanni D. de Carvalho, Harry Ruja ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4213 Sat, 25 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500 Recent Acquisitions, 2018–19 https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4214 <p>The previous general update of acquisitions appeared in <em><a href="https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/3425">Russell n.s. 37 (winter</a></em><a href="https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/3425"> 201</a><a href="https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/3425">7–18):</a><em><a href="https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/3425"> 342–7</a></em>. The new listing covers numbers 1,797 to 1,823 with the latest items arriving in November 2019.</p> Bridget Whittle ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4214 Sat, 25 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500 Table of Contents [print edition] https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4220 Kenneth Blackwell ##submission.copyrightStatement## https://mulpress.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/article/view/4220 Sun, 26 Jan 2020 00:00:00 -0500