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The Bloomsbury Companion to Bertrand Russell

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2019.12.02 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Russell Wahl (ed.), The Bloomsbury Companion to Bertrand Russell, Bloomsbury, 2019, 428pp., $170.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781474278058. Reviewed by Nikolay Milkov, University of Paderborn Sixteen years after the appearance of The Cambridge Companion to Bertrand Russell (ed. Nicholas Griffin, 2003), we now have a second companion to Bertrand Russell, arguably the founding father of analytic philosophy. While the Cambridge Companion is largely an encyclopedic sourcebook of scholarship on Russell's theoretical philosophy, the Bloomsbury volume, edited by Russell Wahl, collects essays that represent a broad spectrum of recent trends in Russell studies. He differentiates this new collection, explaining that the Bloomsbury volume "strives to add something new to [the] body of literature, and so does not attempt to provide a comprehensive treatment to all of the issues involved with Russell's philosophy." (p. 5) This approach is fully warranted given the proliferation of Russell scholarship in the years since... Read More

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