17920

BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA3
Class no. 
Recent acquisition no. 
69
Document no. 
.000785
Box no. 
2.62
Source if not BR 

Texas, U. of, HRC

Recipient(s) 
Morrell, Ottoline
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1913/05/24
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
ALS(M)
Pieces 
1E
BR's address code (if sender) 
TC
Notes, topics or text 

"Afternoon" "I embarked on judgment, and got a new way of dividing the subject—quite new, and much more searching than the traditional divisions. I made an abstract of the second part, and then began writing—any number of really important new ideas came to me."*

Will come to 500 pages of ms—300-400 pages of ordinary 8vo. print. "When I go over it again, I shall have to put in more erudition and controversy. At present, there are very few allusions to other people.... Another thing I shall have to do in re-writing is to see whether I can weaken any of my conclusions. In philosophy one is apt to think things prove more than they do, and skill consists in seeing how little they prove, while still realizing what they really do prove."

*Referring to "The Understanding of Propositions", Ch. I of Pt. II.

Filed 
Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
Thread 
Reel no. 
Frame no. 
Record no. 
17920
Record created 2014/05/20
Record last modified 2020/04/08
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