This article reviews the interactions between Russell and the English mathematician
Max Newman. The most substantial one occurred in 1928, when Newman
published some penetrating criticisms of Russell’s philosophy of science, and
followed up with two long letters to Russell on logical knowledge and on the
potential use of topology in physics. The exchange, which opened up some
issues in Russell’s philosophy that he did not fully cope with either at the time
or later, is transcribed here. Their joint involvements with the Royal Society of
London are also recorded.
"Logic, Topology and Physics: Points of Contact between Bertrand Russell and Max Newman,"
Russell: the Journal of Bertrand Russell Studies:
1, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.mcmaster.ca/russelljournal/vol32/iss1/2