Bertrand Russell: Public Intellectual

Edited by Tim Madigan and Peter Stone

"The consistently first-rate papers in the collection Bertrand Russell: Public Intellectual serve as a powerful reminder of the breadth and depth of the contributions from one of the leading philosophers of the twentieth century... This text is an invaluable resource for students of Russell's life and thought."

-- Alan Schwerin, Associated Professor of Philosophy, Monmouth University
and former President of the Bertrand Russell Society

This expanded second edition features several new essays, as well as an interview with Noam Chomsky. Pre-order now through August 2021, using the link below, to receive free shipping to U.S. addresses.

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Winner of the 2017 Bertrand Russell Society Book Award!

Timothy J. Madigan is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York, and the Director of its Irish Studies Program. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the State Univer­sity of New York at Buffalo, as well as M.A. and B.A. degrees from the same institution. Dr. Madigan is the author of W. K. Clifford and “The Ethics of Belief” (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010); co-author (with Tim Delaney) of, Beyond Sustainability: A Thriving Environment (McFarland, 2014);  Lessons Learned from Popular Culture (with Tim Delaney), (SUNY Press, 2016); and Friendship and Happiness and the Connection Between Them (with Tim Delaney), McFarland Publishing (forthcoming). He also edited (with David Suits) Lucretius: His Continuing Influence and Contempo­rary Relevance (RIT Press, 2011); and edited and wrote the Introduction to God and the Philosophers by his friend the late Paul Edwards (Prometheus Books, 2009). Madigan is the President of the Bertrand Russell Society and the former President of the Northeast Popular Culture Association, as well as a former board member of the Popular Culture Association of America.

Peter Stone is Ussher Assistant Professor of Political Science at Trinity College Dublin. He is the author of The Luck of the Draw: The Role of Lotteries in Decision Making (Oxford University Press, 2011) and the editor of Lotteries in Public Life: A Reader (Imprint Academic, 2011). He has been a member of the Bertrand Russell Society for over 20 years, serves on its Board of Directors, founded two of the Society’s local chapters, and is currently its Vice President.