Skepticism and Humanism – Allies?

August 23, 2013

No, skepticism doesn’t lead to moral principles. And no, kindly ethics won’t reveal good logic. 

There doesn’t seem to be some third thing to generate them, either. Then I asked myself this question, “What would Bertrand Russell suggest?”

One of the 20th century’s smartest and wisest nonreligious philosophers has a wider perspective, surely.  If the essence of wisdom is the best advice one could give to humanity long after you are dead and gone, surely Russell’s advice must be wise indeed. 

If you could go back in time to ask Bertrand Russell for his finest wisdom, what would he say?  Turns out, some one did ask him. And his wisdom helped me with my question. Maybe you’ll hear some helpful wisdom, too.