This introductory text, designed to teach decision-making skills, contains contributions from scholars in the fields of engineering, economics, philosophy, psychology, medicine and political science. Intended for undergraduates or the interested lay person, its practical multi-disciplinary approach uses the case study method to introduce concepts, which can be directly applied to real-life situations. The ethical consequences or implications of each decision are also addressed. Co-authors: Hugo A. Bedau, Richard A. Chechile, William J. Crochetiere, Barbara L. Kellerman, Daniel Ounjian, Stephen G. Pauker, Susan P. Pauker, and Jeffrey Z. Rubin. Originally published by The Benjamin Cummings Publishing Company in 1978.