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The thought of Bertrand Russell on nudity

Bertrand Arthur William Russell , (1872-1970) was a British philosopher, mathematician, logician and writer who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950. But his liberal thinking won him persecutions in his time, and his opinions about nudity were condemned as “repulsive” by a judge who quoted one of the first books “Education and the good life”. This was presented as proof that the chair of philosophy of the University would become Chair of “indecency” if that appointment was allowed. It was intended to present Russell as a “lustful, erotomaniac and lascivious” that sponsored a kind of family exhibitionism.

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The taboo against nudity is an obstacle to a decent attitude towards sex. When it comes to children, now many people recognize it. It is convenient for children to see each other and see their parents naked, when this happens naturally.

There will be a short period, probably after three years, when the child becomes interested in the differences between his father and his mother, and compares them with the differences between him and his sister, but this period passes quickly, and then no longer Interested in nudity. As long as the parents do not want the children to see them naked, the children will necessarily have the feeling that there is a mystery, and by having this feeling they will become lascivious and indecent. There is only one way to avoid indecency, and that is to avoid mystery. -A child should see, from the first moment, naked to their parents and siblings, when this happens naturally. Do not violate either of the two things; it simply must not be given the impression that people are affected by nudity. Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Info Nudismo

Original publication 02/11/2019

Posted on NatCorn 13th February 2019

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