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 persecution of 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 by
All knowledge 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
When the State intervenes
to insure the indoctrination of some
doctrine, it does so because there is no
conclusive evidence in favor of that
It is clear 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 heretics
and hostility to unbelievers; it asks of its disciples that they should inhibit natural
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
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 it.
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 is knowledge by description.
George Bernard Shaw, Oscar
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