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They have the same instinct for morality that the artist has for beauty, or the
gentleman for his code of honour. For them there is no need of a sanction
involving compulsion, either physical or psychological. They have, so to speak,
the moral gift, ...
... we are faced by the fact that, for all practical purposes, there still lies a gulf
between the two worlds which we as human beings must simultaneously inhabit
— between, on the one hand, the world of matter and of animal instinct which we
As a matter of course it doubts the all-sufficiency of natural instinct just as it
doubts also whether either the Quakers with their inner light or the Roman
Catholics with their logically self-consistent corpus of theology have succeeded
in getting in ...
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Autobiographical essays by Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Dewey, Dreiser, H.G. Wells, Nansen, James Jeans, Babbitt, Arthur Keith, James Adams, H.L. Mencken, Julia Peterkin, Lewis Mumford, G.J. Nathan, Hu ... Read full review