Past Papers

Below is a compilation of past annual meetings of the Bertrand Russell Society. The list was compiled by Dennis Darland. Contact Dennis at bertie-episteme at hotmail dot com with any corrections or additional information you might have about these meetings.

  • 1974, Founding meeting, Hotel Tudor, New York, New York
  • 1975, Hotel Roosevelt, New York, New York
  • 1976, Hotel Tudor, New York, New York
  • 1977, Westwood Holiday Inn, Los Angeles, California
  • 1978, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • 1979, Hotel Tudor, New York, New York
    • Lester E. Denonn, “Bertie and Litigation from Birth Until Death: a Lawyer’s Commentary”
    • Albert Ellis (Institute for Rational Living), “Psychotherapy and Bertrand Russell”
    • Jack Pitt (California State University at Fresno), “Bertrand Russell’s Response to Marx”
    • Harry Ruja (San Diego State University), “Bertrand Russell on Israel”
  • 1980, Center for Continuing Education, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
    • Peter Cranford, “The Possibilities of Compossibility”
    • Robert K. Davis spoke on Bertrand Russell’s Pacifism
    • Lester E. Denonn, “Characterisations of Bertie – Pro and Con”
    • Donald W. Jackanicz spoke about Bertrand Russell’s Stay in Chicago, 1938-1939 (based on Don and Gary Slezak’s “‘The Town is Beastly and the Weather was Vile'”)
    • Panel discussion on Nuclear Energy
  • 1981, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    • Kenneth Blackwell (McMaster University), “‘How Russell Planned to Achieve Compossibility”
    • Robert K. Davis, “Russell and Clio”
    • Nicholas Griffin (McMaster University), “‘First Efforts'”
    • David Harley (McMaster University), “H. G. Wells and Russell: World Educators”
    • David S. Hart, “‘Detours on the Road to Freedom: Russell and Today’s English Left”
    • Donald W. Jackanicz, “Russell and the House of Lords”
    • Robert Lombardi, “Nuclear Disarmament: A Plan for Peace”
    • Carl Spadoni, (chair), Kenneth Blackwell, Andrew Brink, Nicholas Griffin, and Richard Rempel had a panel discussion on the Russell Papers Editorial Project 1981, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • 1982, Sheraton Townhouse, Los Angeles, California
    • Robert Burkett (People for the American Way), spoke on the Radical Right
    • Robert K. Davis, “Bertrand Russell and World Government”
    • Robert K. Davis (moderator), Lou Acheson, Jr., Don Hylton, Donald W. Jackcanicz and Dan Wrap) discussed “New Hopes for a Changing World, 1982”
    • Timothy J. Hayes (the Physicians for Social Responsibility), “Medical Aspects of Nuclear War”
    • Gerald Larue spoke on the Moral Majority
    • Al Seckel, “Bertrand Russell and the Cuban Missile Crisis”
  • 1983, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • 1984, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1985, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • 1986, New York Society for Ethical Culture, New York, New York
  • 1987, San Diego State University, San Diego, California
    • Paolo Dau (University of California, San Diego), “Russell’s World-View, 1903”
    • Bernd Frohman (McMaster University), “The Multiple Dimensions of Russell Bibliography”
    • Donald W. Jackanicz, “Russell in San Diego”
    • John Lenz (Columbia University), “Russell and the Greeks”
    • Chandrakala Padia (Benaras Hindu University), “Bertrand Russell on Impulse: Lewis’ Critique”
    • Michael J. Rockler (National-Louis University), “Russell on Education”
    • Al Seckel, “Russell on Ethics Sex and Marriage”
    • John Somerville (City University of New York) spoke on his reminiscences of Russell and on the subject of omnicide.
  • 1988, SUNY at Fredonia, New York, Fredonia, New York
    • Kenneth Blackwell (McMaster University), “Russell’s Theory of Happiness”
    • Robert James (AHA of NJ), “Out of the Night — Russell’s Struggle Against the Weight of Rudimentary Grief”
    • Marvin Kohl (Chair), Raymond Belliotti, Kenneth Blackwell, Robert K. Davis, and Randall Dipert – Panel: “What is Happiness?”
    • Paul Kurtz (SUNY, Buffalo), “What is the Meaning of Life?”
    • Lee Nesbet (Medaille College), “Russell’s Theory of Happiness: A Pragmatic Critique”
  • 1989, Ethical Culture Society, Milford Plaza Hotel, New York, New York
    • David Goldman, Marvin Kohl, and David Sidorsky – Panel: “Skepticism vs. The Benefits of Illusion”
    • Louis Greenspan (McMaster University), “The Russell Editorial Project”
    • Marvin Kohl (SUNY, Fedonia), “Understanding the Pragmatics of Pacifism”
    • Timothy J. Madigan (read by Vic Fernandez) (The Free Press), “The Rationality of Waging War”
    • Michael J. Rockler (National-Louis University), “Skepticism and Education”
    • Alan Ryan (Princeton University), “Russell’s Political Life”
    • Alan Ryan (Princeton University), “Russell’s Pacifism”
  • 1990, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    • Elizabeth Ramsden Eames (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale), “Russell on Women”
    • Lee Eisler, “History of the Bertrand Russell Society”
    • Joan Houlding (McMaster University), “Platonic Themes on Russell’s Views on Education”
    • Donald W. Jackanicz led discussion of Russell’s book Religion and Science
    • Marvin Kohl (SUNY, Fredonia) led Workshop on “Russell’s Theory of Rational Love”
    • Timothy J. Madigan (The Free Press), “Russell and Dewey on Education: Similarities and Differences”
    • Chandrakala Padia (Benaras Hindu University), “Understanding Russell: An Essay in Interpreting Some Details of His Socio-Political Thought”
    • Michael J. Rockler (National-Louis University), “Bertrand Russell and Education:Katherine Tait’s Critique”
    • Harry Ruja (San Diego State University), “Knowing and Feeling in Religion”
    • Thom Weidlich , “The Bertrand Russell/City College Case”
  • 1991, LeHigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
    • Neil Abercrombie (Congressman, Hawaii), “Russell’s Influence on a Congressman’s Politics”
    • Lawrence C. Broadwell (Planned Parenthood) spoke on Planned Parenthood’s Mission, Origins and Recent History
    • Robert K. Davis “Is Russell’s Socialism Phoney?”
    • Donald W. Jackanicz led a workshop on Russell’s Essay “Politically Important Desires”
    • Marvin Kohl (SUNY, Fredonia), “Russell’s Characterization of Benevolent Love”
    • Gladys Leithauser (University of Michigan, Dearborn), “Bertrand Russell’s Fiction: The Emergence of the Satirist”
    • Margaret Moran (McMaster University), Bertrand Russell Meets His Muse: The Influence of Lady Ottoline Morrell”
    • Michael J. Rockler (National-Louis University), “Beacon Hill and Summerhill — The Russell-Nell Connection”
    • Harry Ruja (San Diego State University), “Oddities in Russell’s Published Work”
  • 1992, American University, Washington, D.C.
    • Nell Abercrombie (Congressman, Hawaii), “Russell’s Values and the 1992 Presidential Election”
    • Joe Barnhart (University of North Texas), “Psychotherapy and the Epistemology of Bertrand Russell and Karl Popper”
    • Louis Greenspan (McMaster University) talked on the successes and problems of the Bertrand Russell Editorial Project
    • Nicholas Griffin (McMaster University) spoke on BR’s relationship with his first wife, Alys Pearsall Smith
    • Donald W. Jackanicz , had a workshop on BR’s Sonning Prize address, “Old and Young Cultures”
    • Marvin Kohl (SUNY, Fredonia), “”Russell and the Good Life”
    • Timothy J. Madigan (Council for Democratic and Secular Humanism), “Russell and the Values of Secular Humanism”
    • Michael J. Rockier (National-Louis University), “Popper’s Fallibilism and Russell’s Skepticism as Educational Perspectives”
    • Steve Shafer, “‘Witty, Pungent, Philosophical, Whimsical and Bitter’: Politicians’ Perceptions of Bertrand Russell in Britain.”
    • John Shosky (The American University), “An Intellectual Bias? Russell and Modal Logic”
    • Sheila Turcon (McMaster University) spoke on recent developments at the Russell Archives
  • 1993, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California
    • Stefan Andersson, “Bertrand Russell’s Search for Certainty in Mathematics”
    • Dennis J. Darland, “What is Mathematics About?”
    • Nicholas Griffin (McMaster University), “Lady Ottoline”
    • Donald W. Jackanicz led a workshop discussion of Russell’s essay “A Philosophy for Our Time,” which appears in Portraits from Memory
    • Marvin Kohl (SUNY, Fredonia), “Russell and the Elimination of Fear”
    • Timothy J. Madigan (Council for Democratic and Secular Humanism), “”The Will to Believe vs. the Will to Doubt”
    • Tyler W. Roberts, “Russell, the Individual, and Society”
    • Michael J. Rockler (National-Louis University), spoke on Russell’s educational theories
    • Harry Ruja (San Diego State University), gave an intriguing slide lecture titled ‘Russell’s Life in Photos’
    • John Shosky (The American University), “Russell and the Contemplation of Philosophy”
    • Hal Walberg and Joanne Walberg presented a “readers’ theater” version of the mono-drama Bertrand Russell Speaks His Mind
  • 1994, Chestnut Park Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    • Thomas Flynn, Paul Kurtz, Peter Smith, Michael J. Rockler, Jane Wynne Willson, and Jack Massen , Plenary session – “The Positive Reach of Humanism”
    • Nicholas Griffin (McMaster University), “Bertrand Russell as a Critic of Religion”
    • Jason Holt, “On Russell’s Construction of Mind”
    • Todd Hughes, “Russell and Pitcher on Propositions”
    • Marvin Kohl (SUNY, Fredonia) – workshop “Russell and the Good Life”
    • Timothy J. Madigan, Albert Lyngzeidetson, Nicholas Griffin, Philip Jones, Gordon Stein and Norm Allen , Plenary session – “What Is the Good Life? A Humanist Perspective”
    • Michael J. Rockler and John Novak , “John Dewey vs. Bertrand Russell on Religious Belief”
    • John Shosky (The American University), “Propositions Without Proof” 994, Chestnut Park Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 1995, Columbia Inn Hotel, Columbia, Maryland
    • James Alouf, “Bertrand Russell as Teacher Educator” [EDU]
    • Brian Dixon (Zero Population Growth) spoke on the efforts of his organization [POL]
    • Timothy J. Madigan (Council for Democratic and Secular Humanism), “Russell and Dewey on Inquiry”
    • Paul O’Grady (Trinity College, Dublin), “The Russellian Roots of Naturalized Epistemology”
    • Michael J. Rockier (National-Louis University), “Russell and Education: Russell’s Debt to Locke”
    • John Shosky (The American University), “Multiculturalism, Authenticity, and Enlightened Self-Interest: Bertrand Russell and the Quest for Political Recognition”
    • Peter Stone (University of Rochester), “Problems of Power in Russell’s Politics”
  • 1996, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey
    • H. James Birx, “Russell and Evolution”
    • Timothy J. Madigan (Council for Democratic and Secular Humanism), “Russell’s Humanism”
    • Gidon Makin, “Some Relevant Misconceptions Concerning the theory of Descriptions”
    • Michael J. Rockier (National-Louis University) offered a “Workshop of Russell’s Fiction”
    • David Rodier, “Russell’s Plato”
    • Brian Rookey, “What is Meaning?”
    • Alan Ryan (Princeton University), “Cosmic Piety and Impiety in Russell and Dewey”
    • John Shosky (The American University), “Philosophy and Politics”
    • Laurie E. Thomas, “Bertrand Russell and the Liberal Media”
  • 1997, Center for Inquiry, Amherst, New York
    • James Alouf (Sweet Briar College), “Russell and the Teaching of History”
    • Paul Kurtz (SUNY, Buffalo), “The Future of Humanism.”
    • Thomas Magnell (Drew University), “Present Concerns and Future Interests”
    • Victoria Patton (read by Catherine Kendig) (University of Western Austraia), “Russell’s Theory of Judgment”
    • Michael J. Rockler and John Novak (National-Louis University and Brock University) debated “Dewey vs. Russell on Democracy”
    • John Shosky (American University), “Bertrand Russell on Power”
    • Peter Stone (University of Rochester), “Russell’s Political Thought: What’s Ethics Got to Do with lt?”
    • Ibn Warraq , “Why I am not a Muslim”
  • 1998, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida
    • Stefan Andersson, “Bertrand Russell’s Personal Religion”
    • Trevor Banks, “The Dogmatism of a Rationalist: Some Thoughts on Bertrand Russell’s Tendency to Overgeneralize”
    • Kenneth Blackwell, Nicholas Griffin, Mitchell Haney, and John Shosky, Panel Discussion on Ray Monk’s Bertrand Russell: The Spirit of Solitude”
    • Robert Barnard (University of Memphis), “Russell’s Flirtation with Phenomenology”
    • H. James Birx (Canisius College), “Russell and Cosmology”
    • Jan Loeb Eisler, “Humanism in Florida and Around the World”
    • John Lenz (Drew University), “Bertrand Russell as a Utopian Thinker”
    • Timothy J. Madigan (Free Inquiry), “W. K. Clifford and the Ethics of Belief”
    • Alan Schwerin (Monmouth University), “Russell and Critical Thinking”
    • John Shosky (Charles University), “How Russell Taught Symbolic Logic” 1998, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida
  • 1999, Monmouth, University, West Long Branch, New Jersey
    • Stefan Andersson , “Is Russell a Mystic?”
    • Trevor Banks, “The Lord of Laughter: Russell’s Triumph over Solitude and Solemnity”
    • Steven Bayne , “The Problem of Asserted vs. Unasserted Propositions for ‘General Philosophy”
    • Kenneth Blackwell (McMaster University), “New Works in Russell Studies”
    • Russell Dale, “Bertrand Russell and the Theory of Meaning”
    • Keith Green (Sheffield Hallam University, U.K.), “It Means ‘All Ravens are Black’: Russell Against Ordinary Language Philosophy”
    • Jose E. Idler (Central University, Venezuela), “The Human Project in Bertrand Russell”
    • Chris Lubbers, “On Russell’s Gray’s Elegy Argument in ‘On Denoting'”
    • Timothy J. Madigan (University of Rochester Press and The Center for Inquiry), “Russell’s Evasion of Evolution”
    • Gary Ostertag, “Russell and the Anxiety of Influence: The Case of E. E. Constance Jones”
    • Ray Perkins (Plymouth State College), “Russell’s Preventive War Phase”
    • Samantha Pogorelsky (American University), “Reflections on the Self”
    • Henrique Ribeiro (University of Coimbra), “The Present Relevance of Bertrand Russell’s Criticism of Logical Positivism”
    • David Rodier (American University), “Russell’s Reading of Plato’s Theaetetus
    • Alan Schwerin (Monmouth University), “Russell on Vagueness”
    • Ken Srunkel (Monmouth University), “Russell on History”
    • Santiago Zorzopulos, “Russell and Wittgenstein”
  • 2000, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey
    • Stefan Andersson (Lund University), “Russell on Mysticism (Part II)”
    • Steven Bayne, “Russell and those ‘Other’ Mathematicians”
    • Edgar Boedeker (Northern I1linois University), “The Hidden Influence of Russell’s Theory of Substitution on Wittgenstein’s N-operator”
    • Roselind Carey (Boston University), “Russell’s Working Notes on Propositions Appended to Theory of Knowledge”
    • Mark Couch (Columbia University), “Russell’s Criticism of Moore’s Proof”
    • Nicholas Griffin (McMaster University), “Russell’s Logicism is not If-Thenism”
    • Rom Harre (Oxford University, Emeritus), “Reference Revisited”
    • Boris Kukso (Duke University), “Russell’s Logical Atomism and Armstrong’s Philosophy of States of Affairs”
    • John Shosky (American University), “Russell and Quine”
    • Ken Stunkel (Monmouth University), “Russell on History”
    • Chad Trainer, “Language: A Leading or Lagging Indicator of Truth for Russell?”
    • Thorn Weidlich (PR Week), “On Russell’s Sexual Revolution”
    • David White (St. John Fisher College), “Russell on the Web”
  • 2001, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    • Steve Bayne, “Toulmin and the Discovery of History”
    • David Blitz (Central Connecticut State University), “Did Russell Really Advocate Preventive War against the USSR?”
    • Andrew Bone (McMaster University), “Russell and the Communist-Aligned Peace Movement in the 1950s”
    • Kevin Brodie, “Russell, Gardner and Home Room: Philosophy Class in High School.”
    • Rosalind Carey, “Why Did Russell Accept Neutral Monism?”
    • Nicholas Griffin (McMaster University), “How the Russell Papers Came to McMaster”
    • Nicholas Griffin (McMaster University), “What Was Russell Trying to Do in Principia Mathematica?”
    • Alan 3 (Chair), Timothy J. Madigan, Peter Stone, Warren Allen Smith, and Peter Friedman, Panel: “Ray Monk`s Bertrand Russell: The Ghost of Madness”
    • Stephen Toulmin (University of Southern California), “Rationality and Reasonableness in Twentieth-Century Philosophy”
    • Chad Trainer, Bertrand Russell: A Carneades Incarnate”
    • Giovanni Vianelli (AFFILIATION), “The Centenary of the Paradox: Pythagoras and Some Recently Discovered Manuscript Pages by Russell.”
    • David White (St. John Fisher College), “Russell, Smith, and the Religion of the Future”
  • 2002, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois
    • Kenneth Blackwell (McMaster University), “Notable Passages from Recent Selections of Russell’s Letters”
    • David BIitz, “Russell and Peace in the Middle East”
    • Ed Boedeker, “Russcll’s Distinctions between Pure and Applied Logic”
    • Kevin C. Klement (University of Massachusetts Amherst), “Russell’s anticipation of the Lambda Calculus”
    • Gregory Landini (University of Iowa), “Russell’s Distinction Between Logical and Semantic Paradoxes”
    • Timothy J. Madigan (University of Rochester Press and The Center for Inquiry), “Russell’s Influence on Music Theory”
    • Ray Perkins (Respondent), David White, Rosalind Carey, and Peter Stone, participated in a panel on Ray Perkin’s “Yours Faithfully, Bertrand Russell”
    • Alan Schwerin (Monmouth University), “Russell and the Early Wittgenstein on Scepticism”
    • Chad Trainer, “Earth to Russell: The Limits of Russell’s Views on Space Exploration”
    • Studs Turkel, regaled everyone with anecdotes regarding his personal encounters with Russell.
  • 2003, Lake Forest College, Lake Forest, Illinois
    • Anthony Anderson, “The Axiom of Infinity in Russellian lntensional Logic”
    • Rosalind Carey (Lake Forest College), “Logic and Psychology in Russell’s Doctrine of Belief: An Overview and a Special Case”
    • Kevin C. Klement (University of Massachusetts Amherst), “Russell and Wittgenstein on Type-Theory and Russell’s Paradox”
    • Gregory Landini (University of Iowa), “Tractarian Logicism”
    • Timothy J. Madigan (University of Rochester Press and The Center for Inquiry), “Warrant Report: The Philosophical Analysis of `The Warren Report’ by Bertrand Russell, Josiah Thompson, and Richard Popkin”
    • John Ongley, “Russell’s Slow Progress to Realism”
    • Cara E. Rice, “The Beacon Light of Beacon Hill Shines On”
    • Peter Stone and David White, “Is This Game Played? A Conversation on Wittgenstein’s Poker”
    • David Taylor (University of Iowa), “Causal Processes: A Realist Approach”
    • Chad Trainer, “Bertrand Russell’s Assessments of Rene Descartes’ Philosophy”
  • 2004, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire
    • Iva Apostolova (University of Ottawa), “From Acquaintance to Neutral Monism” (in BRSQ 123)
    • David Blitz (Central Connecticut State University), “Russell and Kant on War and Peace”
    • James Connelly (York University), “Russell and Wittgenstein on Propositions”
    • Jane Duran (University of California, Santa Barbara), “On Russell on History and Intrinsic Value”
    • Kevin C. Klement (University of Massachusetts Amherst), “The Origins of the Propositional Functions Versions of Russell’s Paradox”
    • Irem Kurtsal (Syracuse University), “Russell on Matter and Our Knowledge of the External World”
    • Henrique Ribiero (University of Coimbra in Portugal), “Wittgenstein and Russell on ‘A believes p'”
    • Alan Schwerin (Monmouth University) led an open discussion on Russell on the value of philosophy
    • Chad Trainer, talked on Russell’s stay in Pennsylvania
  • 2005, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    • held in conjunction with the conference, After “On Denoting”, whose revised proceedings were published in Russell, New series. Vol. 27, no. 1. Summer 2007 as
      After “On Denoting”: Themes from Russell & Meinong
    • Also other papers from the co-conference were published in Russell vs. Meinong, Edited by Nicholas Griffin and Dale Jacquette, Routledge, 2009.
  • 2006, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • Max Belaise (University of Martinique), “Russell on Science and Religion”
    • David Blitz (Central Connecticut State University), “Bertrand Russell Audio-Visual Project: the Andrew Wyatt Interviews”
    • Allan Hillman ((Purdue University), “Russell on Leibniz and Substance”
    • Gregory Landini (University of Iowa), “Solving the Russell Paradoxes”
    • Emilio Reyes Le Blanc (University of Toronto), “Russell on Acquaintance and de re belief”
    • Dorothea Lotter (University of Central Arkansas), “Frege and Russell on the Justification of a Logical Theory”
    • Timothy J. Madigan (St. John Fisher College), “Arthur James Balfour: The Anti-Russell”
    • Matt McKeon ((Michigan State University), “A Plea for Logical Objects”
    • Francesco Orilia (Universita di Macerata), “‘On Denoting’ with Denoting Concepts”
    • Christopher Pincock (Purdue University), “The Scientific Basis for Russell’s External World Program”
    • Alan Schwerin (Monmouth University), led masters class on “Russell, Hume and the Idea of Self”
    • Peter Stone (Stanford University), “Russell, Mathematics and the Popular Mind”
    • Chad Trainer, In Further Praise of Idleness”
  • 2007, Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey
    • Kenneth Blackwell (McMaster University), “Russell’s Electronic Texts”
    • David Blitz (Central Connecticut State University), “Russell’s Little Books”
    • Alan Bock, Timothy J. Madigan, Thomas Riggius, and Peter Stone had panel discussion on Russell’s book “Understanding History, 50 years later”
    • Michael Garrall (AFFILIATION), “Russell: Between Deism and Atheism”
    • Marvin Kohl (SUNY, Fredonia), “Bertrand Russell on Fear” (in BRSQ 136?)
    • Ilmari Kortelainen (AFFILIATION), “The Compositional Method of Analysis”
    • Gregory Landini (University of Iowa), “The Number of Numbers”
    • Timothy J. Madigan (St. John Fisher College), “The Bertzand Russell Case Revisited”
    • Chris Russell, “Kant and Russell’s Logicism”
    • Chad Trainer, “Russell’s Empiricist Propensities: Empiricism’s Survival of Russell’s Last Substantial Change”
    • David White (read by Phil Ebersole) (St. John Fisher College), “Russell and Horace Liveright”
  • 2008, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York
    • Howard Blair, “Did Bertrand Russell Know the Deal on Causation?”
    • David Blitz (Central Connecticut State University), “Russell, Corliss Lamont and the Anti-War Movement”
    • Andrew Bone (McMaster University), “Russell and India”
    • Rosalind Carey/John Ongley, “On Writing a Russell Dictionary”
    • Andrew Cavallo (AFFILIATION), ,”On Russell’s Conception of Ethics”
    • Marvin Kohl (SUNY, Fredonia), “Russell and the Utility of Religion
    • Gregory Landini (University of Iowa), “Russell and the Ontological Argument”
    • Timothy J. Madigan/John Novak, “Russell and Dewey in China”
    • J. Thomas Riggins (New York University), “On Russell and Rousseau”
    • Peter Stone, masters class on “Russell’s Appeal to the American Conscience”
    • Chad Trainer, “Russell’s History on Locke and Spinoza”
    • Russell Wahl (Idaho State University), “Analysis and Acquaintance”
    • David White (St. John Fisher College), “Russell on Art and Social Change”
    • Weiping Zheng, “Some Remarks on Russell’s Logic from a Chinese Point of View”
  • 2009, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut
    • Stefan Andersson, “The People’s Opinion and International Law”
    • Kenneth Blackwell (McMaster University), “Misunderstandings of the Westminster Speech on War, 1948”
    • Andrew Cavallo, “Russell and the Myth of Simplicity”
    • Jolen Galaugher (University of Iowa), “Russell’s `Decompositional’ Logical Analysis of Propositions”
    • Kevin C. Klement (University of Massachusetts Amherst), “The Functions of Russell’s Having No Class”
    • Marvin Kohl (SUNY, Fredonia), “Upbraiding Russell on Love”
    • Ilmari Kortelainen, “Some Remarks about Russell’s Analysis and Contextual Definition in ‘On Denoting'”
    • John Lenz (Drew University), “Russell as a Utopian Thinker”
    • Ray Perkins (Plymouth State College), “Russell, the Bomb and ‘The Wickedest People Who Ever Lived'”
    • J. Thomas Riggins (New York University), “Bertrand Russell on Karl Marx’s Theory of Value”
    • Alan Schwerin (Monmouth University), “Russell on Hume’s Views on the Self”
    • Al Shansky, “A Buddhist View of Russell’s Opinions on Religion”
    • Sarah Stebbins, “Russell and Brouwer: Law of the Excluded Middle”
    • Peter Stone, masters class on “Social Cohesion and Government,” from Authority and the Individual
    • Tom Toomey and Kris Notaro, Presentation from the BR Audio Visual Project, discussion with David Blitz
    • Chad Trainer, “A U.S. Senator’s Adolescent Reflections on Russell’s Politics”
  • 2010, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    • held in conjunction with the conference, Principia Mathematica at 100, some of whose revised proceedings were published in Russell, New series. Vol. 31, no. 1. Summer 2011 as Principia Mathematica at 100
    • Some other of its proceedings (revised) were published in The Palgrave Centenary Companion to Principia Mathematica, Edited by Nicholas Griffin and Bernard Linsky. Palgrave Macmillan. 2013.
    • Stefan Andersson, “A Presentation of War Crimes in Vietnam”
    • Alan Bishop, “‘The Fruit of Many Years’: Bertrand Russell and Vera Brittain”
    • Kenneth Blackwell (McMaster University), “Wit and Humour in Principia Mathematica”
    • David Blitz (Central Connecticut State University), “Russell and Omnicide: From On the Beach to Game Theory”
    • Andrew Bone (McMaster University), “Russell, India, and the Cold War”
    • William Bruneau (University of British Columbia), “The Education of Bertrand Russell”
    • James Connelly, “On Russell’s ‘Paralysis’”
    • Bernard Linsky, “The Paradox in Russell’s Letter to Frege of 16 June 1902″
    • J. Thomas Riggins (New York University), “Bertrand Russell on Bolshevism and the Conditions for Establishing Socialism”
    • Peter Stone, “Russell, Modern Logic and the Graphic Novel Logicomix”
    • Chad Trainer, “Russell’s Resistance to Leibniz’s Conceptualism”
    • Sheila Turcon (McMaster University), “Russell’s 1918 Prison Correspondence”
    • Warren Wagner, “Reality Systems, Russell, Mental Processes”
  • 2011, Drew University, Madison, New Jersey
    • Kenneth Blackwell (McMaster University), “’You Need Not Suppose I Do Not Try to Get Money’: Towards a Russellian Philosophy of Personal Finance”
    • Howard Blair, “Wanted: Schroedinger’s Cat: Dead and Alive”
    • David Blitz (Central Connecticut State University), “Russell and the Non-Absolute: From Pacifism to Atheism”
    • William Bruneau (University of British Columbia), “Principia Patrum: Conrad and Bertrand Russell as Political Intellectuals”
    • Kevin C. Klement (University of Massachusetts Amherst), “Universals as Individuals in Principia Mathematica”
    • Gregory Landini (University of Iowa), Workshop: “Types ‘ Typos ‘ Principia: On the Orders of Elimination of Incomplete Symbols”
    • Timothy J. Madigan, “Mr. Russell’s Chicken”
    • Ray Perkins (Plymouth State College), “Was Russell’s 1922 Error Theory a Mistake?”
    • J. Thomas Riggins (New York University), “Russell vs. Mao on the Preconditions of Chinese Liberation (based on The Problem of China)”
    • Peter Stone, master class on “Taming Economic Power” (1938 broadcast)”
    • Chad Trainer, “Bereft of God and Anglican Complacency: A Comparison of Russell’s Empiricism with Berkeley’s”
    • David White (St. John Fisher College), “Philosophy, Literature, Russell and Woolf”
    • Donovan Wishon, “Russellian Acquaintance without Discriminating Knowledge”
  • 2012, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire
    • Karl Andersson, “‘I Congratulate You on Still Upholding Firmly In Sweden Freedom of Speech’: The Swedish Support Committee of the Russell Tribunal in Stockholm, May 1967”
    • Kenneth Blackwell (McMaster University), “Towards a Centenary Text of The Problems of Philosophy”
    • David Blitz and Timothy J. Madigan , “Teaching Russell—The Challenge of the 21st Century”
    • Jolen Galaugher (University of Iowa), “Russell’s Deep Disagreement with Hobbes in Principles of Social Reconstruction”
    • Kris Notaro, “Was Bertrand Russell A Futurist?”
    • Ray Perkins (Plymouth State College), “Was Russell an Atheist? Or Was He Really an Agnostic?”
    • Katarina Perovic (University of Iowa), “Making Sense of Russell’s Map of the Judgment Complex in His Theory of Knowledge”
    • J. Thomas Riggins (New York University), “Russell on Spinoza — New Perspectives on A History of Western Philosophy”
    • J. Thomas Riggins, Michael Berumen and Jolen Galaugher, : panel on “BR and the Internet”
    • Michael D. Stevenson (Lakehead University), “‘I Am Sick of Pontificating’–Russell’s 1939 Lecture Tour of the US”
    • Chad Trainer, “Would Bertrand Russell Have Used Email? A Continuing Perplexity”
    • Russell Wahl (Idaho State University), “When Did Russell Give Up Sense Data?”
    • David White (St. John Fisher College), “Philosophy is a Matter of Wisdom Speaking Truth to Vanity”
  • 2013, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
    • Karl Andersson, “Russell’s Philosophy of the Good Life”
    • Cyril Anene (All Saints Catholic Major Seminary, Nigeria), “An Appraisal of Russellian Neutral Monism”
    • Michael Berumen, “Bertrand Russell: Reluctant Kantian”
    • Kenneth Blackwell (McMaster University), “1948 Russell vs. 1958 Russell: Towards ‘That Oneness with Large Bodies of Human Beings'”
    • David Blitz (Central Connecticut State University), “Russell on Propositions and Facts”
    • William Bruneau (University of British Columbia), “Russell on Free Speech and Free Thought in Childhood”
    • Jolen Galaugher (University of Iowa), “The Russell Tribunals, Human Rights, and International Law”
    • Jo Grant (Griffith University, Australia), “Bertrand Russell on Cosmopolitanism and Internationalism: Confronting the Challenge of Cultural Difference”
    • Gregory Landini (University of Iowa), “Graphic Russell”
    • John Lenz (Drew University), “Russell on World Government: A Political Utopian”
    • Bernard Linsky (University of Alberta), “Henry Sheffer’s Notes on Russell’s Lectures on Symbolic Logic from Cambridge, Michaelmas Term 1910”
    • Gülberk Koç Maclean (McMaster University), “Russell’s Logical Atomism”
    • Charles McCarty (Indiana University), “A Paradox for Russell”
    • Katarina Perovic (University of Iowa), “The Origin and Importance of Russell’s Regress Argument for Universals”
    • J. Thomas Riggins (New York University), “Did Russell Understand Hegel?”
    • FangFang Tang (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences), “Decision Procedure for Some Modal Logics: From Wittgenstein’s N-operator to Generalized Sheffer Stroke”
    • Russell Wahl (Idaho State University), “How Neutral was Russell’s Neutral Monism?”
  • 2014, University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    • Karl Andersson, “Against the Crimes of Silence, Forgetfulness and Revisionism”
    • Michael Berumen, “Strange Bedfellows? Russell and Churchill”
    • Kenneth Blackwell (McMaster University), “While England (and Russell) Slept: The Start of World War I”
    • David Blitz (Central Connecticut State University), “Russell on Controlling Human Passions and Impulses: What Can be Done to Eliminate War?”
    • Ferrier, “Russell’s Paradox: Still a Problem for Set Theory”
    • Kevin C. Klement (University of Massachusetts Amherst), “The Russell-Dummett Correspondence on Frege and His Nachlass”
    • Gregory Landini (University of Iowa), “Whitehead’s Bewildering Denial of Modus Ponens in Principia’s Vol. 2”
    • Billy Joe Lucas, “Meditations on, Inquiry Into, and Critique of Pure: ‘Logic as the Essence of Philosophy’”
    • Timothy J. Madigan (St. John Fisher College), “The Grandfather, the Godfather and the War Between the States: John Russell and John Stuart Mill’s Role in the American Civil War”
    • J. Thomas Riggins (New York University), “V.J. McGill’s Critique of Russell’s Political and Economic Philosophy in Retrospect”
    • Michael Ruse (Florida State University), “I once saw Bertrand Russell!: My Readings and Thoughts about Russell Over Sixty Years”
    • Shier, “Two Letters”
    • Michael D. Stevenson (Lakehead University), “‘A Lovelorn Orphan in a Cold World’: Bertrand Russell’s 1931 North American Lecture Tour”
    • Chad Trainer, Master Class Reading: Ayer on Russell
  • 2015, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
    • Sean Crawford (Philosophy, University of Manchester), “Propositions and the Multiple Relation Theory of Belief: Russell and Wittgenstein Reconciled”
    • Nancy Doubleday (McMaster University), “Paths to Peace Praxis Through the Russell Archives: Wildness, Pedagogy and Engaged Learning”
    • Landon D. C. Elkind (The University of Iowa), “Newman v. Russell”
    • A.C. Grayling (New College of the Humanities), “On Russell’s Definition of Philosophy”
    • Nicholas Griffin (McMaster University), “Russell’s Neutral Monist Theory of Desire”
    • Bernard Linsky (University of Alberta), “The Harry T. Costello Papers”
    • Timothy J. Madigan, “Lord John Russell and Crimes Against Humanity: The Great Famine Tribunal”
    • Nikolay Milkov (Universität Paderborn, Germany), “Russell and Husserl – The Odd Couple”
    • Tony Simpson (Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation), “After Hours: Working at the Russell Foundation”
    • Milan Soutor (Philosophy, Charles University, Prague), “The Significance of Russell’s Theory of Descriptions for His Theory of Propositions as Incomplete Symbols”
    • Alan Schwerin (Philosophy, Monmouth University), Master class on Russell on perception in “The Problems of Philosophy”
    • Peter Stone (Political Science, Trinity College: Ireland), Master class on Russell’s “In Praise of Idleness”
    • Chad Trainer (AFL-CIO), “‘Waking up’ to Bertrand Russell’s Anticipation of Sam Harris’ ‘Spirituality without Religion'”
    • Ádám Tamás Tuboly (Philosophy,University of Pécs, Hungary), “The Limits and Basis of Logical Tolerance: Carnap’s Combination of Russell and Wittgenstein”
    • Russell Wahl (Idaho State University), “Sensibilia and Sense-Data: 1911-1915”
    • Eileen O’Mara Walsh, “My Mother and Bertrand Russell”
    • David White (St. John Fisher College), “Russell, Dewey, and the Emancipation of the Religious”
  • 2016, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York
    • Howard Blair (Syracuse University), “Why We Don’t Need Grandmother Neurons”
    • David Blitz (Central Connecticut State University), “Bertrand Russell and the Cuban Missile Crisis”
    • William “Bill” Bruneau (University of British Columbia), “Was Russell Child-Centred?”
    • Tim Delaney (SUNY Oswego), “Revisiting Bertrand Russell’s Conquest of Happiness
    • Landon D. C. Elkind (University of Iowa), “A Theory of Infinity for Principia Mathematica
    • Robert Heineman (Alfred University), “The Virtue of Appeasement”[POL]
    • Rick Lewis (Philosophy Now), “Philosophy Now at 25″
    • Gülberk Koç Maclean (Mount Royal University), “Russell’s Epistemological Journey”
    • Michael Potter (University of Windsor), “Realizing the Principle of Growth through the Will to Power”
    • Thomas Riggins, Moderator (New York University), Panel Discussion: “Are Bertrand Russell’s Social and Political Views Still Relevant in the 21st Century?”
    • John Lenz (Drew University), “Russell’s Socialism”
    • Timothy J. Madigan (St. John Fisher College), “Bertrand Russell and Twenty-First Century Public Intellectuals: How Might Russell Fare Today in the World of Television Pundits and Internet Bloggers?”
    • Ray Perkins, Jr. (Plymouth State College), “Russell and the Nuclear Threat in the 21st Century”
    • David Rolfe , “A Process-Oriented Definition of Number”
    • Alan Schwerin (Monmouth University), “Masterclass on The Problems of Philosophy
    • Tony Simpson (Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation), “Russell and China”
    • Michael D. Stevenson (Lakehead University), “Monuments to Bertrand Russell and Fenner Brockway in London’s Red Lion Square”[BIO]
    • Russell Wahl (Idaho State University), “Wittgenstein and Russell on Matter”
    • David White (St. John Fisher College), “Can’t We All Get Along? Dewey and Russell on Logic”
  • 2017, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, Connecticut
    • Kenneth Blackwell (McMaster University), “Bertrand Russell’s Revised Editions”
    • William “Bill” Bruneau; Timothy J. Madigan Michael K. Potter; and D’Juan Eastman: Panel Discussion: The Centenary of Principles of Social Reconstruction 
    • Cameron Brewer (Central Connecticut State University), “Russell, Hume and the Passage of Time”
    • William “Bill” Bruneau (University of British Columbia), “Bertie and Dora on the Education of Grown-Ups”
    • Landon D. C. Elkind (University of Iowa), “The Nature of Russell’s Sense Data”
    • Kevin Klement (UMass Amherst), “Russell on Ontological Fundamentality and Existence”
    • John Ongley (Lehman College, CUNY), “Are People Rational? Bertrand Russell on Human Reason”
    • Michael K. Potter (University of Windsor), “The Principle of Growth in the Alt-Right Era”
    • Cara Rice, “By Any Other Name: Bertrand Russell and Joseph Conrad”
    • Thomas Riggins (NYU), “Russell as a Closet Bolshevik”
    • Alan Schwerin (Monmouth University), Masterclass on “Some Remarks on Russell’s Account of Vagueness”
    • Carl Spadoni (Bertrand Russell Research Centre), “An Editorial Perspective on vol. 30 of the Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell, The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, 1957-1959”
    • Michael D. Stevenson (Lakehead University), “Personalities and Politics: Bertrand Russell and the 1935 International Congress for Scientific Philosophy”
    • Laurie Endicott Thomas, “Why Johnny Can’t Read Russell”
    • Chad Trainer, “Bertrand Russell’s Analysis of Matter Ninety Years Later: How Dated a Document Is It?”
    • Sheila Turcon (Bertrand Russell Research Center), “Russell’s American Homes”
    • Lianghua Zhou (University of Virginia), “Russell’s Two Lectures on Mathematical Logic in China”
  • 2018, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    • Tanweer Akram , “China’s Problems in the 21st Century”
    • Stefan Andersson , “Richard Falk and the Russell Tribunals”
    • Kenneth Blackwell (Bertrand Russell Research Centre, McMaster University), “Russell’s Autobiographical Insights in Brixton, 1918”
    • David Blitz (Central Connecticut State University), “Russell’s History of the World in Epitome (for Use in Martian Infant Schools)”
    • Andy Bone (Bertrand Russell Research Centre, McMaster University), “Russell and the Other DORA: the Legal and Political Background to His Prosecution under the Defence of the Realm Act in 1918”
    • William Bruneau (University of British Columbia), “Russell’s Educational Critics, 1915–35”
    • Nancy Doubleday (McMaster University), “Russell, Impulse and Resilience in Social Reconstruction”
    • Landon D. C. Elkind (University of Iowa), ““Russell and Wittgenstein’s Differing Senses of ‘Tautology’”
    • Nicholas Griffin (Bertrand Russell Research Centre, McMaster University), “Russell and Leibniz: Similarities and Differences”
    • David Harley , “Bertrand Russell on the Theory and Practice of Education”
    • Gregory Landini (University of Iowa), “Logical Atomism’s Necessity”
    • John Lenz (Drew University), “Bertrand Russell and the Post-War Greek Left”
    • Bernard Linsky (University of Alberta), “Who was the present King of France?”
    • Tim Madigan (St. John Fisher College), “Russell on Byronic Unhappiness”
    • Roberto Parra-Dorantes , “Bertrand Russell’s Notion of Impulse and Its Importance to Ethics”
    • Ray Perkins (read by David Blitz) (Plymouth State College), “Bertrand Russell’s Hopeful Plea to Philosophers and the Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner”
    • Katarina Perovic (University of Iowa), “Russell on Truth and Judgment in The Philosophy of Logical Atomism Lectures (1918)”
    • Alan Schwerin (Monmouth University), Master class on “Did Russell Experience an Epiphany in 1911?”
    • Tony Simpson (Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation), “Russell, Ottoline and Lawrence”
    • Carl Spadoni (Bertrand Russell Research Centre, McMaster University), ““Russell and the Birth of the CND
    • Michael D. Stevenson (Lakehead University), “‘The Iowa Lady’: Bertrand Russell and Helen MacLeod Fiske, 1931–1932”
    • Laurie Endicott Thomas , “Bertrand Russell: Agnostic Priest and Atheist Saint?”
    • Chad Trainer , “(Proposed) Roads to Freedom a Century Later”
    • Sheila Turcon (Bertrand Russell Research Centre, McMaster University), “On Working in the Russell Archives”
    • Russell Wahl (Idaho State University), “Russell on Leibniz”

 

 

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