ETHICS ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB
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The Uncivil War Business Ethics
A Web publication by John Kennard. "It proves the existence or reality of morality, examines some implications of that reality, both constructive and destructive, and provides a test for evil, all in the hardly metaphorical context of the war against responsibility and more."
Do the Right Thing Living Ethically in an Unethical World
by Thomas G. Plante
"The book explores the process that underlies the hard choices we make and describes a system that anyone can use to do the right thing in his or her daily life. Dr. Plante describes the "ICRRC" system of ethical processing, in which Integrity, Competence, Responsibility, Respect, and Concern are considered to establish a rationale for making any decision. The engaging and readable text is enriched with anecdotes and step-by-step exercises that reinforce the strategies of each chapter."
The Ultimate Guide to Family Values: A Grand Unified Theory of Ethics and Morality
by John E. LaMuth
The current interest in family values has undergone a significant revival as of late, a trend dramatized by the perceived decline in morals affecting American culture. The traditional descriptions of the family values, however, are typically treated as isolated entities, lacking any meaningful degree of moral connectedness across the board. Fortunately, the dream of a unified ethical and moral system has finally been realized with the first radical revolution in ethical theory in over two thousand years, as proposed in: The Ultimate Guide to Family Values: A Grand Unified Theory of Ethics and Morality. As its title implies, this new moral system is the first grand unified theory of its type; taking as its foundation the ethical values pioneered in classical Greek philosophy, augmented by the writings of the great Church theologians over the past two thousand years. The distinctive groupings of ethical values defined within this system all appear to be linked on an intuitive level, suggesting a clear sense of underlying cohesiveness.
In Search of Ethics: Conversations with Men and Women of Character
by Len Marrella
This book accepts the position that we cannot survive the 21st Century with the morals of the 20th Century. In and around the author's commentary, there are interviews with individuals from various walks of life (CEO's such as Norm Augustine, formerly of Lockheed Martin; the former President of Dartmouth, James O. Freedman; John Naber, U.S. Olympic Gold Medallist; and Rose Marie Strause, medical secretary) who discuss the most difficult ethical situations they faced and the decisions they made. A powerful portrait of the strength of character and a true challenge to readers of all ages.
The Emperor's Nightingale
by Robert A. G. Monks and Dean Lebaron
If widely read, The Emperor's Nightingale could be one of the most significant contributions to reuniting the corporation, our most powerful disembodied force, with the spirit of humankind in nature. Monks blends the new science of complexity with the insights he and Nell Minow have developed on corporate governance to arrive at fresh insights on the future of capitalism. The call for minimizing corporate involvement in politics and for special purpose trust funds are bold innovations to remove conflicts of interest which plague our current system and reduce its wealth creating capacity.
The Hungry Spirit: Beyond Capitalism Computer Ethics
by Charles Handy
The Hungry Spirit, by esteemed British businessperson-philosopher Charles Handy, is an extraordinarily eloquent and original treatise on the discomfort that many feel as a result of the overriding quest for corporate profit and personal advancement. Offering a carefully considered and compelling alternative vision, the book challenges the status quo on everything from capitalism and organization to goal-setting and morality. With nods to Kant, Keynes, Sartre, and Drucker, The Hungry Spirit is not your usual business tome, but that, of course, also seems to be part of Handy's plan.
A Network Orange: Logic and Responsibility in the Computer Age Environmental Ethics
by Richard Crandall, Marvin Levich
A Network Orange provides a compelling argument that the emergence of computers as an elemental force in our modern society must be viewed with a skeptical--and sometimes negative--eye. Crandall and Levich, one a mathematician and a scientist, the other a philosopher and proponent of the liberal arts, present a balanced viewpoint of both sides of this phenemmonon.
Faking Nature: The Ethics of Environmental Restoration
by Robert Elliot
Table of Contents: Preface, Acknowledgements, 1. The Nature of Natural Value, 2. Environmental Obligation, Aesthetic Value and the Basis of Natural Value, 3. Faking Nature, 4. Naturalness, Intrinsic Value and Restoration Ecology, Notes, References, and Index
Texas Land Ethics Legal Ethics
by Pete A. Y. Gunter, Max Oelschlaeger, and Sharon Stewart
Although Texas contains limitless vistas of land, most of the state's population lives and works in crowded, polluted cities. The authors here offer a new "land ethic" vision for the 21st century. Avoiding harsh, blame-placing rhetoric, they discuss how economic and environmental goals may be reconciled and wise choices made now to create a stable and sustainable future.
Out of Order: Arrogance, Corruption and Incompetence on the Bench Media Ethics
by Max Boot
In the tradition of "The Death of Common Sense", this hardhitting book by the deputy features editor of "The Wall Street Journal" reminds readers of an overlooked reason for the failure of the judicial system--judges. Here, he names names, gives examples of misuse, and concludes with recommendations for reform.
Images that Injure Pictorial Stereotypes in the Media Medical Ethics
by Paul Martin Lester (editor)
Experts in communication, visual communication, and graphics analyze images that present various stereotypes, looking at the impacts of such images on individuals and society and the motivations of those who made the images. Topics include media methods that lead to stereotypes; newspaper stereotypes of African Americans; images of men in advertising; and images of teachers in network television. Contains b&w photos. For students and professionals in media, journalism, and communication. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or. --This text refers to the hardcover edition of this title.
Am I My Brother's Keeper?
by Arthur Caplan
Like the first test-tube baby, like Roe v. Wade, like Dr. Kevorkian, Dolly the cloned sheep has opened up new dilemmas in ethics, biology, and medicine. Director for the Center of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania, Arthur Caplan has a talent for getting to the heart of such issues, teasing out the complexities, and forecasting the implications of ethical positions. Skirting the mire of polemics, Caplan comes back time and again to the notion of trust and need to work through ethical dilemmas as a group. Broad in its scope and technical at times in its depth, Am I My Brothers Keeper? is an insightful, up-to-date exploration of our most daunting ethical conundrums.
A Chosen Death: The Dying Confront Assisted Suicide
Mental Health Ethics
by Lonny Shavelson
Through his sensitively written narratives and poignant--often haunting--photographs, Dr. Shavelson offers moving accounts of five terminally ill people who faced the choice of ending their own lives. The author's own experiences with assisted suicide add another eloquent voice to the book. 15 photos. --This text refers to the hardcover edition of this title.
Cruel Compassion: Psychiatric Control of Society's Unwanted Military Ethics
by Thomas Stephen Szasz
The renowned gadfly of psychiatry examines the growing practice of coercing individuals (especially adults economically dependent on others) allegedly in their own best interest. Demonstrates how moral man has been replaced by mental patient in modern society, how sin has been converted to mental illness as a way of controlling undesirables. Deals with psychiatry as a social control medium, how it disposes of those persons unwanted by society, and presents a compelling argument for limiting coercive powers of psychiatry to take away people's personal freedom and relieve them of their personal responsibility. --This text refers to the paperback edition of this title.
Culture in the Plural
by Michel De Certeau, Luce Giard, Michel De Certeau, and Tom Conley
From the late Michel de Certeau comes an essential engagement with multiculturalism and identity politics. De Certeau stresses that anyone attempting to understand contemporary societies in the West must grasp the already-existing diversity that outflanks elitist conceptions of the "national group". He argues compellingly that old ideas of social unity have no relevance in the diverse societies of today.
Generosity: Virtue in the Civil Society Science Ethics
by Tibor R. MacHan
The virtue of generosity is a spontaneous, though rationally cultivated, disposition of persons to extend their help to others who can use and deserve it. As with other virtues, generosity presupposes that persons can make free choices as to how they will act. Its full flourishing in a community requires, furthermore, that the rights to liberty of action are fully respected and protected. Contending, as some do, that generous conduct may be elicited by coercive measures or prohibitions laid down against trade -- e.g., so as to encourage blood donations -- is wrongheaded. Coerced "generosity" is not virtous and removing the option to trade also does violence to the conditions required for virtous generosity. In their eagerness to provide for the needy, some thinkers make public policy proposals that destory the human capacity for virtous generosity. Only if men and women are left free -- that is, if they live in civil society -- can they be expected to act as they should, including generously, when that is appropriate. Tibor R. Machan --This text refers to the hardcover edition of this title.
Conscious Evolution: Awakening the Power of Our Social Potential Sports Ethics
by Barbara Marx Hubbard
A well-known futurist reveals a quantum change in society and points the way to the third millennium. Barbara Marx Hubbard issues a call to action for the current generation to fulfill its creative potential. Hubbard asserts that we must quickly become capable of wise and ethical guidance of evolution itself, if life on Earth is to survive.
A Hunter's Heart: Honest Essays on Blood Sport
by David Petersen (Editor)
The controversial book that has redefined ethical hunting. David Petersen, himself a committed hunter who has long debated the ethics of blood sport, has now assembled a group of writers to share their experiences in the field and tell why they became hunters and how hunting protects wildlife and habitats.
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