29795

BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA1
Class no. 
720
Document no. 
000000
Box no. 
6.22
Source if not BR 
Recipient(s) 
Stobrawa, Sally
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1960/05/24
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
TLS
Pieces 
1E
BR's address code (if sender) 
PP
Notes, topics or text 

Letter returned by post office.

Ts. carbon also extant.

BR thinks he has never denied being a humanist but prefers the word rationalist.

"You also ask what is the source of my passion. I do not think that passions have any source. If you saw a child drowning, you would try to save it and would not wait for some -ism to persuade you that it was worth saving. I see the human race drowning and have an equally direct impulse to save it. There is no need to justify this impulse, any more than to justify eating when one is hungry. The -isms by which people attempt to justify their impulses are, in fact, products of the impulses that they pretend to justify."

Filed 
Published 

Dear BR, 126-7

Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
Thread 
Reel no. 
Frame no. 
Record no. 
29795
Record created 2014/05/29
Record last modified 2015/03/12
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