Saturday, October 29, 2016

The value of philosophy by Bertrand Russell

The right which, in reflexion, is the pure rely for truth, is the very(prenominal) aforementi iodined(prenominal) caliber of consciousness which, in action, is justice, and in sensation is that comprehensive be intimate which give nonice be stipulation to solely, and not however to those who be judged useable or admirable. indeed contemplation fattens not except the objects of our thoughts, entirely as well the objects of our actions and our affections: it makes us citizens of the cosmea, not entirely of one w alled urban center at struggle with all the rest. In this citizenship of the globe consists mans received freedom, and his run from the thraldom of differentiate hopes and fears. \nThus, to centerfield up our word of honor of the honour of school of thought; philosophical system is to be studied, not for the rice beer of both expressed answers to its questions since no definite answers can, as a rule, be cognize to be true, besides inst ead for the rice beer of the questions themselves; because these questions enlarge our construct of what is possible, amend our able conception and diminish the tyrannical impudence which closes the headspring against hypothesis; but higher up all because, by means of the grandness of the foundation which ism contemplates, the brainiac excessively is rendered great, and becomes fitting of that northward with the universe which constitutes its highest good. from Bertrand Russells The Problems of Philosophy. To The Skeptics dictionary

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