Soft Cover. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1946. Near Fine.
First edition. (4), 25, (ii) pp. Publisher's beige paper wrappers printed in black. About near fine with some spotting to front and rear wrappers and top edge of text block, very light wear to extremities, bright and clean interior. Overall, a beautiful copy. This volume contains the text of a lecture given by the philosopher and author Bertrand Russell at Newnham College in 1944. A branch of Cambridge University, Newnham College began in 1871 as a small constituent of woman who attended the Lectures for Ladies series organized in part by the noted philosopher Henry Sidgwick, and later grew into an institution that remains in operation over 150 years later. In this lecture, Bertrand Russell, a philosopher known primarily for his metaphysical theories, addresses the concept of knowledge and truth in relation to physics research. Russell was awarded a Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950 for his broad body of work on humanitarian issues and freedom of thought.