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It is not simply a question of a vast number of goods in life which at certain limits
change their character and turn into evils, but of a measuring of the comparative
values of these infinitely varied goods. The choice, whether conscious or not, ...
One finds oneself within a human world of values ; and only as a result of
persistent inquiry and experiment does one reach such a useful concept as that
of a physical universe, considered as self-existent and apart from these values.
One of the first moves in this direction is to alter by example and education the
current scheme of values. In our present Western societies, with the exception of
Soviet Russia, pecuniary prestige and property interests come first; life, and the ...
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Autobiographical essays by Einstein, Bertrand Russell, Dewey, Dreiser, H.G. Wells, Nansen, James Jeans, Babbitt, Arthur Keith, James Adams, H.L. Mencken, Julia Peterkin, Lewis Mumford, G.J. Nathan, Hu ... Read full review