CPNSS Public Lecture 2009

Bertrand Russell (1872-1970), Man of Dissent

  • Monday 16 February 2009, 6.30-8pm 
  • Venue: New Theatre, East Building
  • Speaker: Professor Ivor Grattan-Guinness

Ivor Grattan-Guinness is Emeritus Professor of the History of Mathematics and Logic at Middlesex University, and an associate member of CPNSS. He has written widely on Russell's logic and philosophy, and has been an Advisory Editor on the Russell 'Collected papers' edition since its inception in 1979.


Russell argued against the Great War, but he also wanted to drop atomic bombs on the Soviet Union after WWII, and later advocated nuclear disarmament. How could a great logician accommodate such inconsistencies? How, as a private citizen, did he make such a world-wide impact?

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For more information, email contingencydissent@lse.ac.uk or phone 020 7955 7334.

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