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Black Lives Matter: statement endorsed by the membership

We stand with those in the Black Lives Matter movement. Black lives matter. In his July 9, 1938, "The Persecution of the Jews," Bertrand Russell memorably said, "[T]he oppression of a minority by a majority is no better, except numerically, than the oppression of a majority by a minority." The longstanding, and ongoing, oppression of … Continue reading Black Lives Matter: statement endorsed by the membership

Online event (Jan. 30): James Connelly (Trent U.) book launch event, Wittgenstein’s critique of Russell’s theory of judgment

On Saturday, January 30th, at 3 pm EST (please adjust for your time zone), we will have James Connelly (Trent University) for a book launch event celebrating the imminent publication of his book on Wittgenstein's critique of Russell's multiple-relation theory of judgment. The book is available for pre-order from PUBLISHER here. The event will be … Continue reading Online event (Jan. 30): James Connelly (Trent U.) book launch event, Wittgenstein’s critique of Russell’s theory of judgment

From the Archives: “The Bertrand Russell Society Urges President Obama to Go for Broke in Eliminating Nukes”

At its 2016 annual meeting, the Bertrand Russell Society, a group of scholars and admirers of the late Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), a Nobel Prize winner, logician, philosopher, and social activist who advocated against nuclear weapons, has urged President Obama to intensify his activity during the remainder of his term, and to fulfill his 2009 pledge … Continue reading From the Archives: “The Bertrand Russell Society Urges President Obama to Go for Broke in Eliminating Nukes”

Online event (Jan. 9): Andrew Bone (McMaster U. BR Research Centre) book launch event for CPBR Vol. 26

On Saturday, January 9th, 3pm EST (please adjust for your local time zone), we will have Andrew Bone (Bertrand Russell Research Centre) for a book launch event celebrating the publication of The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell, Volume 26: Cold War Fears and Hopes, 1950-52. The book is available for pre-order from Routledge here. The … Continue reading Online event (Jan. 9): Andrew Bone (McMaster U. BR Research Centre) book launch event for CPBR Vol. 26

Online event (Dec. 12): Tony Simpson (BR Peace Foundation and Spokesman Books) on the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

This Saturday, December 12th, at 3 pm EST (please adjust for your time zone), we are delighted to have Tony Simpson (Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation and Spokesman Books) discuss the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW). The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons recently was adopted by its 50th country. It will … Continue reading Online event (Dec. 12): Tony Simpson (BR Peace Foundation and Spokesman Books) on the new Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons