17866

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Collection code 
RA3
Class no. 
Recent acquisition no. 
69
Document no. 
.000737
Box no. 
2.61
Source if not BR 

Texas, U. of, HRC

Recipient(s) 
Morrell, Ottoline
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1913/04/07*
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
ALS(M)
Pieces 
1E
BR's address code (if sender) 
LON
Notes, topics or text 

"Monday night"

"I am very happy about that scheme of lectures [the initial scheme for the Lowell Lectures]. I don't know whether to call it 'The Search for Wisdom' or 'The Search for Insight.' I think perhaps insight is better. I have been walking round the streets thinking about it. I can think of the following heads:

I. Nature and Importance of the Problem
II. Insight in Politics: Lincoln, Mazzini
III. Insight in Human Relations: Who? Lamb
IV. Insight in Poetry: Dante
V. Insight in Science: Galileo
VI. Insight in Philosophy: Spinoza
VII. The Nature of Insight.

I want one more heading, to make eight lectures. Perhaps History?

I feel convinced I can do the lectures—they will be what Prisons failed to be." [Doesn't think "Insight" is right word.]

[Sent off article to "New Statesman".]

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Record last modified 2020/04/08
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