chapter  7
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A Psychological Theory of Value

With the exception of some parents and nursemaids we have lately all been aghast at revelations of the value judgements of infants. Their impulses, their desires, their preferences, the things which they esteem, as displayed by the psychoanalysts, strike even those whose attitude towards humanity is not ideal­ istic with some dismay. Even when the stories are duly dis­ counted, enough which is verifiable remains for infans p o ly - pervers to present a truly impressive figure dominating all future psychological enquiry into value.