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Bertrand Russell (1872—1970) philosopher, journalist, and political campaigner


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British Society, 1680–1880: Dynamism, Containment, and Change. By Richard Price (Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1999. xii plus 349 pp.)

Islam and Social Change in French West Africa. History of an Emancipatory Community. By Sean Hanretta (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press,2009. xv plus 311 pp.)

The Changing International Law of High Seas Fisheries. By Francisco Orrego Vicuña. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. 338 pp. £45

Society in Time and Space: A Geographical Perspective on Change. By Robert A. Dodgshon (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. xii plus 230pp. $59.95/cloth $19.95/paperback)

Swanson, T.M., ed. The Economics and Ecology of Biodiversity Decline: The Forces Driving Global Change. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, 1995, 162 pp., price unknown

Swanson, T.M., ed. The Economics and Ecology of Biodiversity Decline: The Forces Driving Global Change. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998, xiii + 162 pp., $19.95 (paper)

Understanding Soil Change: Soil Sustainability over Millennia, Centuries, and Decades. By Daniel D. Richter, Jr. and Daniel Markewitz. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001. vii + 255 pp. $69.95

Paul Griffiths. Lost Londons: Change, Crime, and Control in the Capital City, 1550–1660. (Cambridge Social and Cultural Histories.) New York: Cambridge University Press. 2008. Pp. xvii, 544. $99.00

Susan W. Friedman. Marc Block, Sociology and Geography: Encountering Changing Disciplines. (Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography, number 24.) New York: Cambridge University Press. 1996. Pp. xii, 258. $54.95

Chinese Urban Life under Reform: The Changing Social Contract. By Wenfang Tang and William L. Parish. Cambridge University Press, 2000. 388 pp. $24.95

Kids' Stuff: Toys and the Changing World of American Childhood. By Gary Cross. (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997. vii plus 283pp. $29.95)

Environmentalism Unbound: Exploring New Pathways for Change. By Robert Gottlieb. Cambridge, Mass.: The MIT Press, 2001. xvii + 396 pp. Notes, index. $29.95

Joanne Meyerowitz. How Sex Changed: A History of Transsexuality in the United States. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 2002. Pp. 363. $29.95

Gary Cross. Kids' Stuff: Toys and the Changing World of American Childhood. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 1997. Pp. vii, 283. $29.95

Christina Snyder. Slavery in Indian Country: The Changing Face of Captivity in Early America. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. 2010. Pp. 329. $29.95.

Neeti Nair Changing Homelands: Hindu Politics and the Partition of India. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. 2011. Pp. 343. $55.00


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A thing changes in a sense associated with Russell (hence, at Cambridge) if it satisfies a description at one time that it does not satisfy at another. However, some such changes are ‘merely’ Cambridge changes: if you outgrow me, then I satisfy the description of being as tall as you at one time, and I do not satisfy the description at another. So, by the Cambridge criterion, I have changed, but I need have undergone no robust or substantial change, for I may have stayed at exactly the same height. The term was introduced by P. T. Geach (Logic Matters, 1972); a possible application of the notion is to make the unchanging (substantial) nature of God compatible with his (merely Cambridge) changing relations to the temporal world.

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