Russell in Crisis

Russell in Crisis

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We are grateful to David Orenstein for sharing with us a letter from Bertrand Russell's time in prison, which links thematically to our Mathematics in Times of Crisis conference. The notes below the link come from David himself. 


As you can see, when you follow this link, it is the first letter from Bertrand Russell when he was serving his prison  
sentence [personal crisis] for his militant pacifism during World War I [world crisis]. During his imprisonment he wrote THE INTRODUCTION TO MATHEMATICAL PHILOSOPHY.

The letter is completely transcribed and thoroughly annotated, as are Russell's other letters from prison. The original  
letters are held by the Bertrand Russell Archives at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.