Eclipse of Reason

This type of reason may be called subjective reason. It is essentially concerned with means and ends, with the adequacy of procedures for purposes more or less taken for granted and supposedly self-explanatory. It attaches little importance to the question whether the purposes as such are reasonable.

judgment of fact,’ says Russell,3 one of the most objectivist thinkers among subjectivists, ‘is capable of a property called “truth,” which it has or does not have quite independently of what any one may think about it. … But … I see no property, analogous to “truth,” that belongs or does not belong to an ethical judgment.

This, it must be admitted, puts ethics in a different category from science.’