17199

BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA3
Class no. 
Recent acquisition no. 
69
Document no. 
.000121
Box no. 
2.54
Source if not BR 

Texas, U. of, HRC

Recipient(s) 
Morrell, Ottoline
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1911/06/19*
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
ALS(M)
Pieces 
1E
BR's address code (if sender) 
TRN
Notes, topics or text 

"Today was quite wonderful—I have never known such absolute happiness as we had." ... "The following is a geometrical proof in the manner of Spinoza of a proposition which it is important you should know.

Axiom I. The attraction between me and another person is directly proportional to the merit of the other person and inversely proportional to the square of the distance between us.

Axiom II. O. is an object of infinite merit.

Axiom III. The distance between O. and me is zero.

The pupil is expected to construct both the proposition and its proof from the above data, remembering that the letter O stands for "object". I have endeavoured to produce belief in the proposition by the intuitive method, which relies on its inherent obviousness, and by the inductive method, which points out the number of facts not explicable on any other hypothesis, but in the end the geometrico-deductive method will produce the desired result in the reader.

This letter is all nonsense—I am too happy for sense. Dearest it is all too wonderful for words—and there is no limit to it. I love you ever more and more."

Filed 
Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
Thread 
Reel no. 
Frame no. 
Record no. 
17199
Record created 2014/05/20
Record last modified 2020/04/08
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