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I. REFERENCE, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, AND RELATED RESEARCH MATERIALS

Here is a detailed chronology of Bertrand Russell's life (1872-1970).

This introduction to Russell's technical philosophy gives a good overview of the subject.

This online bibliography is a complete list of Russell's books and pamphlets with lists through 1930 of his articles, book reviews, and letters to the editor.

Here are the tables for content of all volumes of The Collected Papers of Bertrand Russell, both published and forthcoming.

This is a list of forthcoming and recent works in Bertrand Russell studies.

The Bertrand Russell Society Quarterly archives have full-text articles about Russell online.

Russell: The Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies also has full-text articles about Russell online.


II. ARTICLES ABOUT RUSSELL AND RUSSELLIAN SUBJECTS

W.K. Clifford, "The Ethics of Belief," Contemporary Review vol. 30 (1877), 42-54. Repr. Clifford, Lectures and Essays (1879). Download pdf here

Nicholas Griffin and Albert Lewis, "Bertrand Russell's Mathematical Education," Notes Rec. R. Soc. Lond. 44 (1990), 51-71. Download pdf here

Herbert Hochberg, "Peano, Russell, and Logicism," Analysis vol. 16, no. 5 (Apr 1956), 118-20.
Download pdf here

Herbert Hochberg, "The Wiener-Kuratowski Procedure and the Analysis of Order," Analysis, vol. 41, no. 4 (Oct 1981), 161-163. Download pdf here

Henry Sheffer, "A Set of Five Independent Postulates for Boolean Algebras, with Applications to Logical Constants," Trans. Am. Math. Soc. vol. 14, no. 4 (Oct 1913), 481-8. Download pdf here


III. ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES ABOUT RUSSELL

Rosalind Carey, "Russell's Metaphysics," Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Andrew Irvine, "Bertrand Russell," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Andrew Irvine, "Principia Mathematica," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Andrew Irvine and Harry Deutsch, "Russell's Paradox," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Kevin Klement, "Russell's Paradox," Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Kevin Klement, "Russell-Myhill Paradox," Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Kevin Klement, "Russell's Logical Atomism," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Bernard Linsky, "The Notation of Principia Mathematica," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Bernard Linsky, "Logical Constructions," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Charles Pigden, "Russell's Moral Philosophy," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Leopold Stubenberg, "Neutral Monism," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Thierry Coquand, "Type Theory," Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy


IV. REVIEWS OF BOOKS ABOUT RUSSELL

F. Sauri, review of Nicholas Griffin, Russell's Idealist Apprenticeship, Modern Logic 6, no. 3 (1996): 340-349.

Stephen Leberstein, review of Thom Weidlich, Appointment Denied: The Inquisition of Bertrand Russell, in Academe Online: The Magazine of the AAUP.

Kevin Klement, review of The Cambridge Companion to Bertrand Russell, in The BRS Quarterly (2004)

Graham Stevens, review of The Cambridge Companion to Bertrand Russell, in Russell (2004)

Andrew Sullivan, review of The Cambridge Companion to Bertrand Russell, in NDPR (2004)

Kevin Klement, review of On Denoting, 1905-2005, in NDPR

Richard Bernstein, NY Times review of Ray Monk, Bertrand Russell: The Spirit of Solitude, 1872-1921 (1996)

Sylvia Nasar, NY Times review of Ray Monk, Bertrand Russell: The Ghost of Madness, 1921-1970 (2001)    


V. MORE ARTICLES ABOUT RUSSELL

Hare, William, "Bertrand Russell on Critical Thinking" (2000)

Nobel Prize for Literature: Presentation Speech, by the Swedish Academy (1950)

Arnold Toynbee, "A Man Who Stood His Ground" (1970)

Herrick, Jim, "Bertrand Russell: A Passionate Rationalist"

Lenz, John R., "Pugwash and Russell's Legacy" (1996)

Library of Living Philosophers, The Philosophy of Bertrand Russell, ed. Paul A. Schilpp (TOC only)

Rereading Russell: Essays on Bertrand Russell's Metaphysics and Epistemology (TOC only)

Marvin Kohl, "The Functions of Monogamous Marriage" (pdf) On the 1930 Russell-Powys debate.

Marvin Kohl, "Copleston Critique of Russell on the Utility of Religion" (pdf)

Marvin Kohl, "Russell's Characterization of Benevolent Love" (pdf)

Marvin Kohl, "Russell and the Attainment of Happiness" (pdf)


VI. OTHER RUSSSELL-RELATED SITES

The Bertrand Russell Society Bulletin

Bertrand Russell Archives, McMaster University

Bertrand Russell Research Centre, McMaster University

Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation, Russell House, London

Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs 

Pembroke Lodge (Russell's childhood home)

HEAPS History of Early Analytic Philosophy Society 

HOPOS The International Society for the History of the Philosophy of Science 

Institute Vienna Circle - Society for the Advancement of the Scientific Conception of the World 

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