Bertrand Russell in Pennsylvania Topic of Symposium

Carlin Romano, Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, and Critic-at-Large of The Chronicle of Higher Education, will host “Bertrand Russell in Pennsylvania,” on Oct. 1 at Ursinus College in Pfahler Auditorium.

The noon symposium will look at the English philosopher Russell and his time lecturing at the Barnes Foundation and living in Phoenixville, Pa. The day will include talks, a fillm of Russell being interviewed, and a visit to Little Datchet Farm, one of two places where Russell lived during his Pennsylvania years.

Russell, who lived from 1872 to 1970, was a British philosopher, historian, author, logician and social critic. In 1950 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Panelists will include Chad Trainer, Chair of the Board, Bertrand Russell Society; Tim Madigan, St. John Fisher College; and David Blitz, Central Connecticut State College.

Bertrand Russell in Pennsylvania” is supported by a $3,500 grant from the Greater Philadelphia Philosophy Consortium.