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    Ludwig’s Punch and Bertie’s Comeback. Reconciling Russell and Wittgenstein on the Content of Desires.Peter Baumann - 2020 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 40 (2):132-149.
    Desires are contentful mental states. But what determines the content of a desire? Two different classic answers were proposed by Russell and by Wittgenstein, starting in the 1910s. Russell proposed a behaviorist account according to which the content of the desire is fixed by the type of state that puts an end to the relevant kind of behavior which was triggered by some initial discomfort. The desire’s content consists in its “satisfaction conditions”. Wittgenstein criticized such an account for neglecting the (...)
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    Editor's Notes.Kenneth Blackwell - 2020 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 40:3-4.
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  3. Russell and Anti-War Politics in Working-Class Wales [Review of Aled Eirug, The Opposition to the Great War in Wales, 1914-1918]. [REVIEW]Andrew G. Bone - 2020 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 40:86-92.
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    Bible Studies: Frank Russell and the "Book of Books".Ruth Derham - 2020 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 40:43-51.
    Religion was as much a concern for Frank Russell throughout his life as it was for younger brother Bertrand and their father before them. Each advocated its rational study untainted by Christian dogma. The chance discovery of an amusing film review by Frank Russell of the biblical epic The Dawn of the World became the catalyst for an exploration of this theme in the paper that follows, as well as providing the opportunity to explore the foundations of Frank’s agnosticism and (...)
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    Why Russell Was Not an Epistemic Structural Realist.Landon D. C. Elkind & Jeremy Shipley - 2020 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 40:5-26.
    Bertrand Russell’s work in philosophy of science has been identified as a progenitor of structuralism in contemporary philosophy. It is often unclear, however, how the philosophical problems facing contemporary structuralist programmes relate to the problems of philosophy as Russell saw them. We contend that Russell has been mistakenly identified as an epistemic structural realist. The goal of this essay is to clarify the relationship between Russell’s programme and contemporary structuralist projects. In doing so, we hope to display the motivation for (...)
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    Letters of Bertrand Russell and Wincenty Lutosławski on Immortality, Matter and Plato.Tomasz Mróz - 2020 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 40:27-42.
    Wincenty Lutosławski was internationally recognized in the academic world as a prominent Plato scholar. His fragmentary correspondence with Bertrand Russell is presented in this paper. Before World War II he initiated an exchange of letters with Russell on issues such as reincarnation, but the replies he received were laconic and discouraging. This changed, however, after the war when Russell published his History of Western Philosophy. Despite their different philosophical positions, Lutosławski’s opinion on this work as a whole was favourable, in (...)
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    A New Companion to Russell Studies [Review of Russell Wahl, Ed., The Bloomsbury Companion to Bertrand Russell].Aaron Preston - 2020 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 40:75-86.
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    Notes on McTaggart's Lectures on Lotze.Bertrand Russell, Nikolay Milkov & Kenneth Blackwell - 2020 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 40:53-74.
    Russell preserved notes he took on McTaggart’s course on Lotze’s major works in 1898. They are published here for the first time. Russell’s abbreviations are expanded and deletions noted. N. Milkov introduces the notes and provides Russell’s biographical and philosophical background. The course on Lotze, on whose philosophy of geometry Russell had already written, was influential in his development away from monism.
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    Frank Russell's Birth Goblet.Tony Simpson - 2020 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 40:52.
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  10. A History of Brixton Prison [Review of Christopher Impey, The House on the Hill: Brixton].Sheila Turcon - 2020 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 40:93-4.
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    Two Arguments for Emotivism and a Methodological Moral.Charles Pigden - 2020 - Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies 39:5-35.
    In 1913 Russell gave up on the Moorean good. But since naturalism was not an option, that left two alternatives: the error theory and non-cognitivism. Despite a brief flirtation with the error theory Russell preferred the non-cognitivist option, developing a form of emotivism according to which to say that something is good is to express the desire that everyone should desire it. But why emotivism rather than the error theory? Because emotivism sorts better with Russell’s Fundamental Principle that the “sentences (...)
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