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if, indeed, these qualities often be not mere figments or illusions of the human
mind, or elan vital, or blood stream, or whatever it is that keeps us functioning in
the very peculiar and not necessarily (except to ourselves) admirable forms or ...
The command "thou shalt believe" is not moral; if we can force ourselves to obey
it, we do so not because ... the naturally good and right thing to do, but for fear of
displeasing some divine power, and of thus exposing ourselves to punishment.
... of the whole code and of the theory of a scale of values. It may be objected
here that all I am doing is appealing to authority, and that such an appeal is no
longer of any use; that we have to find out things for ourselves. To that I would
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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
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