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In Memoriam: Mario Bunge, 1919-2020, honorary BRS member

Mario Bunge was our Bertrand Russell Society honoree in 2009, at a Bertrand Russell Society meeting held at Central Connecticut State University. He was unable to travel to the event (he was 89 at the time), but we had a video interview which was played at the meeting. Bunge, who was born September 21, 1919 … Continue reading In Memoriam: Mario Bunge, 1919-2020, honorary BRS member

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

Interview with Chomsky to air during 2020 BRS meeting

We are pleased to announce that the upcoming BRS Annual Meeting will feature a special event - an interview, conducted by one of our members, Peter Stone (Trinity College, Dublin), with one of our BRS Honorary Members, Noam Chomsky (University of Arizona). The interview will be broadcast at the (online) meeting during the BRS Award … Continue reading Interview with Chomsky to air during 2020 BRS meeting

2020 online annual meeting: papers now available!

As mentioned before, the Bertrand Russell Society's annual meeting this 20th June 2020 will be online and free to the public. Our revised format will be to post either the full papers or presentations, e.g., slides or pre-recorded talks. Our actual meeting time will be largely dedicated to panel discussions. The schedule of 2020 annual … Continue reading 2020 online annual meeting: papers now available!

Happy 148th, Bertrand Russell!

Bertrand Russell was born on 18th May 1872. So today is the 148th year since his birthday. Happy birthday to Lord Russell! To mark the occasion, see this excellent recollection of John Amberley on the occasion of Russell's birth (quoted from The Amberley Papers, and thanks to Spokesman Books for first posting the passage today): … Continue reading Happy 148th, Bertrand Russell!