The Problem of Choice: An Introduction to Ethics

The Problem of Choice: An Introduction to Ethics

The Problem of Choice: An Introduction to Ethics

The Problem of Choice: An Introduction to Ethics

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The Problem of Choice is an attempt to talk with college undergraduates about some of the great problems in which we are all interested, to provide an historical background, and to aid students in thinking through the great issues that individuals and nations must confront.

In arrangement the book is somewhat unconventional. Instructors who wish a more usual order of treatment may prefer to begin with Chapter V. They may also prefer to insert "Psychological Preliminaries" between Part II and Part III, or omit this portion of the text altogether.

The author wishes to express his thanks, first of all, to President Seymour, Dean Weigle, and the authorities of Yale University who generously extended the privileges of an honorary fellowship during the academic year 1937-1938. Professors Urban, Sheldon, Calhoun, Niebuhr, and Macintosh of Yale University all gave valuable criticisms and suggestions. Professor Urban was particularly generous and helpful; and the author's appreciation is all the keener because of the large differences in their views. Others who helped are Professor Everett Dean Martin of Pomona College, Professor Starbuck of the University of Southern California, Professor Schaub of Northwestern University, and Professor and Mrs. Cranston of Redlands, California. None of these are responsible for the views expressed.

Thanks are due also to the numerous publishers who have generously given permission to quote from books and journals.

WILLIAM HENRY ROBERTSWEST HAVEN, CONNECTICUT

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