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I attest that this is my own work, except for the material that I have clearly indicated is from another source. Signed: Cristina Ponte Philosophy 001 9/3/10 "On the Value of Philosophy," Bertrand Russel Reading Questions 1. What, according to Russell, are the human goods that can be achieved by philosophy? The human goods achieved by philosophy are goods of the mind. It is unlike the goods of studying sciences that better people through the inventions. The good of philosophy is found in the student themselves, the effect on others in felt only indirectly caused by a change in the individual. With individual advancement, the community advances. 2. Compare and contrast the outlook on life of the "practical man" and the "instinctive man," as Russell characterizes each. The “practical man” only recognizes the necessity of physical needs (food, water) not the mental needs (knowledge). The “instinctive man” only listens to instincts of comfort. He remains with in his “private interests” depriving him of the reality of his existence in the powerful world that is he merely a small part of. Both of these type of men deprive themselves of the curiosity in the world needed to question things around them; one is due
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