Robert Louis Stevenson on the Moral Bargain
In my recent article on William James, he taught us How to Know a Good Man, and part of his argument referenced a quote from Robert Louis Stevenson:
Stevenson says somewhere to his reader: “You think you are just making this bargain, but you are really laying down a link in the policy of mankind.”
I was intrigued by that quotation, and I decided to return to the source material to read the entire quotation in context. Here’s what I found on page 20 of Stevenson’s fine book, Lay Morals:
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