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BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA1
Class no. 
710
Document no. 
049728
Box no. 
5.15
Source if not BR 
Recipient(s) 
Elcaness, Harold
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1957/09/06
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
TL(CAR)
Pieces 
1
BR's address code (if sender) 
PP
Notes, topics or text 

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)."

Filed 
Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
Thread 
Reel no. 
Frame no. 
Record no. 
1028
Record created 2003/10/08
Record last modified 2014/11/14
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