War does not determine who is
right - only who is left.
Heretical views arise
when the truth is uncertain, and it is
only when the truth is uncertain that
censorship is invoked. The
argument against the
opinion does not depend upon what the excuse
for persecution may be. The
argument is that we, not one of us, know all
truth, that the
discovery of new
truth is promoted by
free discussion and rendered very difficult
of the Earth is derived from
If there were on the
Earth today any large number of humans who
desired their own
happiness more than they
desired the unhappiness of others, we
could have paradise in a few years.
we do not know
objects directly, inwardly, only
indirectly, outwardly, through sensory
In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and
then to hang a question mark on the things you
have long taken for granted.
Sentences may be
not only true or false but meaningless because of
inconsistent uses of language
State intervenes to insure the
indoctrination of some
doctrine, it does so because there is no
conclusive evidence in favor of that
thought is not
free if the profession of certain
opinions make it impossible to earn a
authority, rather than
intelligent thought, as the source of opinion; it requires persecution of
hostility to unbelievers; it asks
of its disciples that they should inhibit
favor of systematic hatred.
Bertrand Russell, Bertrand Arthur William Russell,
3rd Earl Russell, British logician, philosopher, mathematician and
Bertrand Russell's Ten Commandments for Living
in a Healthy Democracy
1: Do not feel absolutely
certain of anything.
2: Do not think it worthwhile to produce belief by
concealing evidence, for the evidence is sure to come to light.
Never try to discourage thinking, for you are sure to succeed.
you meet with opposition, even if it should be from your husband or your
children, endeavor to overcome it by argument and not by authority, for a
victory dependent upon authority is unreal and illusory.
5: Have no
respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities
to be found.
6: Do not use power to suppress opinions you think
pernicious, for if you do the opinions will suppress you.
7: Do not
fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once
8: Find more pleasure in intelligent dissent than in passive
agreement, for, if you value intelligence as you should, the former implies a
deeper agreement than the latter.
9: Be scrupulously truthful, even
when truth is inconvenient, for it is more inconvenient when you try to conceal
10. Do not feel envious of the happiness of those who live in a
fool's paradise, for only a fool will think that it is happiness.
Knowledge by acquaintance (experience) and
knowledge by description were introduced
by Bertrand Russell to designate two fundamentally different types of
An example of
knowledge by acquaintance (experience):
Orson is justified in believing that he is in
pain if he is directly and
immediately acquainted with his pain. Not if Orson makes an inference regarding his
pain ("I must be in
pain because my arm is bleeding"),
but feels it as an immediate sensation
("My arm hurts!"). This direct contact with the fact and the
knowledge that this fact makes a
proposition true is what is meant with
knowledge by acquaintance (experience).
Every other type of
knowledge by description.
George Bernard Shaw,
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