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«Nella storia umana noi siamo arrivati ad un punto in cui, per la prima volta, la pura e semplice sopravvivenza della razza umana dipende dalla misura in cui gli uomini sapranno imparare ad ispirarsi ad una prospettiva morale. Se continueremo a lasciare libertà d’azione alle passioni distruttive, i nostri poteri sempre crescenti non potranno che portare tutti noi alla cata ...more
Paperback, Economica Laterza 28, 219 pages
Published (first published January 1st 1954)
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Sep 15, 2015 Ollie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
You can always count on Betrand Russell to speak his mind no matter what the consequences may be. And while sometimes he wrote on very specific topics like education or western philosophy, other times he wrote on much broader subjects like in this book Human Society in Ethics and Politics.

I suppose this tendency to speak freely had gained him a reputation for being a curmudgeon of sorts throughout the years, because this book’s aim was to change people’s opinion of Russell, and at its core lies
The book was written to be accessible and is thus infused with an optimism and engagement which is refreshing after spending time recently on more academic books. The book is also another example of how one can write about philosophy and ethics with seriousness--no one could possibly accuse Russell of not being serious--and also with kindness and good manners.
Dec 23, 2014 Remo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Russell es un gran tipo. Sus razonamientos contra Kant, el parlamentario inglés y otros son realmente mordaces. Es una auténtica luminaria. En esta obra intenta esbozar una ética universal, o al menos describir sus principales características. La política debe basarse en la ética y por ello deja por escrito el autor sus dudas acerca del destino de la humanidad (le entiendo) si los países con poder siguen tolerando y fomentando el odio entre los pueblos. Es un gran libro de una gran mente.
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Bertrand Arthur William Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, OM, FRS, was a Welsh philosopher, historian, logician, mathematician, advocate for social reform, pacifist, and prominent rationalist. Although he was usually regarded as English, as he spent the majority of his life in England, he was born in Wales, where he also died.

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“There is something feeble and a little contemptible about a man who cannot face the perils of life without the help of comfortable myths. Almost inevitably some part of him is aware that they are myths and that he believes them only because they are comforting. But he dare not face this thought! Moreover, since he is aware, however dimly, that his opinions are not rational, he becomes furious when they are disputed.” 182 likes
“not because the moral law enjoins unselfishness, but because, given the society in which they live, it is the way in which their impulses and desires prompt them to act. It is clear that better institutions, better education of the emotions, and a better apportioning of praise and blame, would increase the already considerable extent to which people’s actions further the well-being of their community. It is to such causes, rather than to a revived belief in supernatural sanctions, that we must look for ethical progress.” 1 likes
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