Haley Scholars Fall 2012 Reading Groups
By Danielle Hall
Over the course of this semester, we have read and discussed varying
choice processes including informed intuition, collective choices, and
limited or restrictive choices. The processes all point to the myriad
ways that we are informed and impacted by choice.
In the epilogue, I found the following statement by Iyengar a useful
point to consider that sums up her main thoughts and arguments
throughout the book: "Science can assist us in becoming more skillful
choosers, but at its core, choice remains an art" (268). In order to
benefit the most from our choices, we must be willing to accept its
ambiguity as well as its paradox.
How about you -- what's one concept raised in the epilogue that drew
your interest? In brief, explain why that concept or example was notable
or intriguing to you?