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given , duty has nothing to do with what somebody else conceives to be for the
common good — that is , with morality in the derivative sense of the mores of a
people . Endless confusion and no end of futility gets into popular discussion
Indeed , as we consider attentively the world about us its business , its jour .
nalism , its habits and customs , its loves and hates we may well ask whether
reason is an innate part of human nature or merely a useful tool that has been ...
Of course , where men do not trouble to think , merely accepting what they have
been told , they may answer conventionally one or another of these great
questions ; but the moment they begin to reason , their first , most natural attitude
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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