09 April 2007

Mystery Passage ID

The third mystery passage:

From the final chapter ("The Value of Philosophy") of Problems of Philosophy, by Bertrand Russell.
If the passage is not merely ad hominem as regards a readership Russell thinks is still in the thrall of Idealism--which I don't believe--then doesn't it tend to call into question Russell's notion that there are two distinct, fundamental sources of interest in philosophy, morality and science?

But I'd be interested to hear your reactions, reflections.