Assignment two

 
Here is the second reading from Russell.  In 500 words, answer the following two questions.
 
1. One sometimes hears the question, if no one is looking at the moon, does the moon continue to exist?
I imagine Russell would say that he believed it did.  What reasons does Russell give for believing in 
a reality independent of our perception of that reality?  This is similar to the question about the rose
in the buried chest.
 
2. What reasons does Russell give for the value of philosophy?  Do you agree or do you see other values, 
different values which give the study of philosophy a purpose?