The Morality of Self-Respect

Blanshard, Brand
February 1955
New Republic;2/28/55, Vol. 132 Issue 9, p11
The British psychologist Margaret Knight has recently given a series of talks on the BBC that have excited much discussion. Their theme was "Morals Without Religion." The same theme has lately been discussed by Julian Huxley in a coast-to-coast series of lectures in the U.S. Both have been taking the view that morality is distinct from the acceptance of any kind of dogma, that it is quite capable of standing on its own feet, and that current attempts to bolster it up and, further the fight against Communism by a return to orthodoxy are really attempts "to drive out a new myth by reviving an old one."


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