Have you ever lain in bed at night and asked yourself whether the present King of France is bald? Perhaps not, but Bertrand Russell addressed this question in his paper "On Denoting", published in Mind, the foremost journal of English philosophy, in October 1905. Russell's paper concerns the distinction between names and descriptions. It is considered to be a classic of analytic philosophy and a major contribution to the philosophy of language. George IV wanted to know whether Scott is the author of Waverley, but he did not wish to know whether Scott was Scott.
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Beatrix Robinow, McMaster University's first Health Sciences Librarian, was inducted into the Faculty of Health Sciences 'Community of Distinction' on February 11, 2005.
The Christmas Toy Drive will take place from Wednesday, November 17th to Wednesday, December 15th, 2004. This annual event is held in support of the Salvation Army's Christmas Bureau. The Bureau's mandate is to provide a new toy for children of families in need of assistance.
Toys are needed for boys and girls up to the age of twelve. Most-needed items include baby toys, colouring books, family games, books and Lego blocks.
Over the years, the McMaster Community has generously supported this worthy cause, and we hope that you will contine to do so this year.