Thesis - Open Access
Bachelor of Arts
J. Milton Yinger
The dimensions of the topic at hand are of a scope known on occasion to induce giddiness of mind and delusions of omniscience among those who treat with such words as consensus and "integration." Let us be warned; recognition of danger is the first stage of wisdom. It is necessary to severely limit our purview and to temper our aspirations. Established knowledge in this complex and elusive area of concern is scanty. Firm data are perhaps lass conspicuous than firm opinions. Ideological convictions often are easier to come by than precise and valid evidence. The immediate moral is to expect something less than definitive knowledge, but to take the topic very seriously indeed, in the reasonable hope that some clarification may be achieved.
Smith, Kent Warren, "Integration and Consensus: A Tentative Exploration" (1964). Honors Papers. 774.