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Deficiências morais & falta de inteligência

“Os males do mundo devem-se tanto a deficiências morais quanto à falta de inteligência. Mas a humanidade não descobriu até agora qualquer método para erradicar as deficiências morais (…) A inteligência, pelo contrário, é facilmente aperfeiçoada através de métodos que todos os educadores competentes conhecem. Logo, até que se descubra um método para ensinar a virtude, o progresso terá de ser alcançado através do aperfeiçoamento da inteligência, e não da moral.”
Bertrand Russel, Skeptical Essays, Londres, Allen and Unwin, 1977, p. 127

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