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In 1916 Bertrand Russell was prosecuted and fined for publishing (in defence of a conscientious objector) 'statements likely to prejudice the recruiting and discipline of His Majesty's forces.' He was almost immediately afterwards dismissed from his Lectureship at Trinity College, Cambridge, by the College Council. This expulsion provoked a storm of protest and the true ...more
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Published June 18th 2009 by Cambridge University Press
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This is a pamphlet written by one of Bertrand Russell's contemporaries. It's purpose is to explain the circumstances surrounding Russell's leaving Trinity during WWI and his reinstatement after. I read it because it was one of the references used by the author of The Indian Clerk and because I am interested in Bertrand Russell. It's probably not a book that would appeal to most people.
Brian Harrison
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I bought this book, not long after it became available, back in 1974.
Rereading books bought in one`s youth as a more mature adult is always rewarding I find, and this book is no exception. Originally written by G.H. Hardy, to be circulated to the Fellows of Trinity College Cambridge, it is an explanation of the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of Bertrand Russell from his lectureship at Trinity, in 1916, due to his defense of the ' conscientious objector' and the possible prejudice for
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This is a pamphlet written by one of Bertrand Russell's contemporaries. It's purpose is to explain the circumstances surrounding Russell's leaving Trinity during WWI and his reinstatement after. I read it because it was one of the references used by the author of The Indian Clerk and because I am interested in Bertrand Russell. It's probably not a book that would appeal to most people.
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I bought this book, not long after it became available, back in 1974.
Rereading books bought in one`s youth as a more mature adult is always rewarding I find, and this book is no exception. Originally written by G.H. Hardy, to be circulated to the Fellows of Trinity College Cambridge, it is an explanation of the circumstances surrounding the dismissal of Bertrand Russell from his lectureship at Trinity, in 1916, due to his defense of the ' conscientious objector' and the possible prejudice for
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Godfrey Harold Hardy FRS was a prominent English mathematician, known for his achievements in number theory and mathematical analysis.

Non-mathematicians usually know him for A Mathematician's Apology, his essay from 1940 on the aesthetics of mathematics. The apology is often considered one of the best insights into the mind of a working mathematician written for the layman.

His relationship as
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