a1 Yale University
As a centre for research in philosophy, McMaster University has added greatly to its strength and attractiveness by acquiring the papers of Bertrand Russell. He is the most voluminous, the most interesting, and—if the matter were determined by the vote of his colleagues—probably the most distinguished living philosopher. Yet to talk about the philosophy of Russell is curiously difficult, since in a sense there is no such thing. Russell has held not one but many philosophies.
1 Professor Blanshard's paper and the following one by Kenneth Blackwell were read at an Exhibition of the Russell papers in McMaster University, November 9, 1968.