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Bertrand Russell Society Annual Meeting 2018

At McMaster University, June 22-24, 2018


100 Years of Philosophy and Political Action

Call for Papers for the 2018 meeting of the Bertrand Russell Society

The Bertrand Russell Society (BRS), an international organization dedicated to the memory of the philosopher Bertrand Russell, will hold its annual meeting at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada from June 22 to June 24, 2018. The conference will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Bertrand Russell Archives, housed and curated by McMaster University Library.

If you are interested in presenting a paper at the BRS Annual Meeting, please contact Professor Tim Madigan, President of the Bertrand Russell Society, at

Special emphasis will be given to the centenary of Russell’s lectures on Logical Atomism; his political imprisonment during World War I for statements “likely to prejudice” a British ally (the United States); the publication of his proposals for post-war radicalism, Roads to Freedom; the writing of Introduction to Mathematical Philosophy and the groundwork for The Analysis of Mind, both of which were undertaken while Russell was in prison.

But we welcome papers on any aspect of Russell’s personal life and his thought, work, and legacy. We also welcome proposals for other activities that might be appropriate for the meeting (e.g., a master class on an essay by/about Russell). The abstract should be no longer than two paragraphs. The deadline for submission is May 1, 2018, exactly 100 years after he entered prison.

There is a time limit of 20 minutes for presentation. An additional 10 minutes is allotted for discussion.

Further details about the annual meeting (registration, etc.) will be posted at the Bertrand Russell Society website:

Thank you, and we hope to see you at the meeting!​

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Tim Madigan, President · Department of Philosophy, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY 14625 · 585-385-5259 ·