Most ethical philosophies have sought to isolate and standardize the goods of life, and to make…

 “Most ethical philosophies have sought to isolate and standardize the goods of life, and to make one or another set of purposes supreme.  They have looked upon pleasure or social efficiency or duty, upon imperturbability or rationality or self-annihilation as the chief crown of a disciplined and cultivated spirit.  This effort to whittle down valuable conduct to a single set of consistent principles and ideal ends does not do justice to the nature of life, with its paradoxes, its complicated processes, its internal conflicts, its sometimes unresolvable dilemmas.”

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