Tuesday, April 3, 2012
AOC: Choice Remains An Art
Haley Scholar 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 both inform and are 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?