The Consideration of Interests
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The treatment of what is worth while has been somewhat selective so far because of the cardinal importance of showing that there are reasons for choosing some forms of activity rather than others as ends in themselves. This is of importance for ethical theory generally and of particular importance for the thesis about education put forward in this book; for it has been maintained that education is concerned with initiation into activities which are worth while in themselves and which have certain cognitive features. If no reasons could be given for the pursuit of such activities the main thesis of the book would lack a solid ethical foundation. It is hoped that satisfactory reasons have been given. Other questions must now be discussed without which the treatment would be decidedly lop-sided.