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Query:   Source of Russell Quote
Author:  Stephen R. Anderson
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   General Linguistics

Summary:   I received many responses to my inquiry about this famous quotation, but
virtually all of them were either references to other places where it's
been quoted or requests for the answer if I found it. Someone else
re-posted my question on another list (HOPOS-L, History of the Philosophy
of Science), though, which elicited the answer from Malthe Nielsen
:

> In ''Human Knowledge - Its Scope And Limits (George Allen and Unwin Ltd.,
> London, 1948) Russell writes (page 74):

> ''A dog cannot relate his autobiography; however eloquently he may bark, he
> cannot tell you that his parents were honest though poor.''

Unless Russell said more or less the same thing elsewhere in different
form, most of the citations of this remark that I've found (and I've found
lots - all without a source beyond ''Russell'') are more or less imprecise.

- Steve Anderson

LL Issue: 12.2172
Date Posted: 06-Sep-2001
Original Query: Read original query


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