BRACERS Record Detail
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Typed on the back of Elcaness' letter.
BR says that "The question of the objectivity or subjectivity of ethics is a difficult one and I cannot pretend that my own views completely satisfy me." BR tells him that all that he has to say on morals is in the first part of Human Society in Ethics and Politics. BR disagrees with Elcaness' view that psychiatry provides a healthy standard. The values of "good" and "bad" are the ethical premisses upon which the scientific decision of whether a mind is healthy or not is finally based. BR concludes: "Psychiatry alone cannot prove that it would be a bad thing if we were all mad (as most of us are)."
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