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Icarus

By Russell, Bertrand

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Title: Icarus  
Author: Russell, Bertrand
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Russell, B. (n.d.). Icarus. Retrieved from http://nationalpubliclibrary.info/


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Excerpt: I. Introductory Mr. Haldane?s Daedalus has set forth an attractive picture of the future as it may become through the use of scientific discoveries to promote human happiness. Much as I should like to agree with his forecast, a long experience of statesmen and government has made me somewhat sceptical. I am compelled to fear that science will be used to promote the power of dominant groups, rather than to make men happy. Icarus, having been taught to fly by his father Daedalus, was destroyed by his rashness. I fear that the same fate may overtake the populations whom modern men of science have taught to fly. Some of the dangers inherent in the progress of science while we retain our present political and economic institutions are set forth in the following pages. This subject is so vast that it is impossible, within a limited space, to do more than outline some of its aspects. The world in which we live differs profoundly from that of Queen Anne?s time, and this difference is mainly attributable to science. That is to say, the difference would be very much less than it is but for various scientific discoveries, but resulted from those discoveries by the operation of ordinary human nature. The changes that have been brought about have been partly good, partly bad; whether, in the end, science will prove to have been a blessing or a curse to mankind, is to my mind, still a doubtful question.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: ICARUS, 1 -- Bertrand Russell, 1 -- I. Introductory, 1 -- II. Effects of the Physical Sciences, 2 -- III. The Increase of Organization, 3 -- IV. The Anthropological Sciences, 7 -- Conclusion, 9

 

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