The James Willard Oliver Collection of Bertrand Russell

 

a collection of texts by Russell

A collection of texts by Russell

Through the generosity of Prof. James Willard Oliver, former chair of USC's philosophy department, Thomas Cooper Library has recently acquired a substantial collection of writings by and about the British philosopher Bertrand Russell (1872-1970). Russell is known both for his important work in logic (one of Prof. Oliver's own specialities), notably in Principia Mathematica (1910-1913), and also for the range of his contributions in politics, religion, social ethics, and the history of philosophy. The new James Willard Oliver Collection of Bertrand Russell complements Oliver's collection of the eighteenth-century philosopher David Hume, transferred to the library in 1998, and also links closely to another Thomas Cooper Library collection, the Clifford Allen Archive, which contains significant contemporary material by and about Russell during World War I.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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