Category: Ethics

Morality Play: Case Studies in Ethics, Second Edition

Morality Play is a perfect complement for ethics classes, providing a case examine method that's either versatile and sensible. It offers 3 replacement equipment of association for common educating techniques: modern ethical difficulties, moral theories, and ethical ideas. The creation illustrates the right way to successfully use case reviews within the lecture room and offers a brief assessment of the basics of argumentation and demanding thinking.

that includes ten new case stories, the newest version maintains to highlight essentially the most arguable, thought-provoking concerns in ethics this day. issues reminiscent of crime and punishment, existence and loss of life, habitat and humanity, liberty and coercion, and cost and tradition are made proper via insightful case reviews drawn from newspaper bills, criminal critiques, and different actual resources. The instances current discrete difficulties designed to make readers learn their summary notions approximately morality.

identify of similar curiosity from Waveland Press: Birsch, Introduction to moral Theories: A Procedural Approach (ISBN 9781478606703).

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Value Theory (Bloomsbury Ethics)

By Francesco Orsi

What's it for a motor vehicle, a bit of paintings or someone to be reliable, undesirable or higher than one other? during this first book-length advent to worth idea, Francesco Orsi explores the character of evaluative options utilized in daily pondering and speech and in modern philosophical discourse. a few of the dimensions, buildings and connections that worth options convey are interrogated with readability and incision.

Orsi presents a scientific survey of either vintage texts together with Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Moore and Ross and an array of latest theorists. The reader is guided during the ethical maze of price conception with daily examples and notion experiments. infrequent stamps, Napoleon's hat, evil demons, and Kant's solid will are all thought of with the intention to probe our intuitions, query our personal and philosophers' assumptions approximately price, and, eventually, comprehend higher what we wish to say after we discuss price.

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Pagan Ethics: Paganism as a World Religion

This publication is the 1st entire exam of the moral parameters of paganism while regarded as an international faith along Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism and Buddhism. the problems of evil, worth and idolatry from a pagan standpoint are analyzed as a part of the Western moral culture from the Sophists and Platonic faculties during the philosophers Spinoza, Hume, Kant and Nietzsche to such modern thinkers as Grayling, Mackie, MacIntyre, Habermas, Levinas, Santayana, and so on. From a more effective standpoint, a delineation of utilized pagan ethics is then provided in reference to present ethical matters reminiscent of same-sex union, leisure medicinal drugs, environmental knowledge, abortion and terrorism. ultimately, overviews of sectarian pagan ethics (Shinto, Santeria, Heathenism, Druidry, Romuva, Slavic, Kemeticism, Classical and Wicca) offer either the overall and pagan reader with an figuring out of the provocative diversity and differentiation of pagan moral idea. The e-book methods the Western moral culture as an old improvement and a continual discussion. the newness of this technique lies in its attention of paganism as a sound voice of non secular spirituality instead of a satanic aberration or ridiculous infantile habit. The ebook is geared toward either the modern Western pagan and an individual with an curiosity within the ethical dilemmas of our instances and the need to interact within the international moral dialogue. one of the extra very important positive factors of the e-book are its presentation of a second look of idolatry, the proposal of the advantage worth, the richness of the pagan culture, and the growth of Western ethics past its Christian background.

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Rumours of a Moral Economy

By Christopher Lind

Since the start of capitalism—with its mathematical equations and legislation of provide and demand—its champions have claimed that learning the ethical elements of the theory interfere with its typical functionality. but, as this ethicist and theologian argues, economies are continually deeply built-in in social relationships, in morality, and in ethics. utilizing historic examples, the book argues that once economically hard-pressed humans come jointly to guard their universal rights, they're giving voice to the primary of an ethical financial system that doesn't cheat the reduce sessions. specific realization is paid to the 18th-century English foodstuff riots, the spontaneous resistance of 20th-century Malaysian farmers, and the North americans who picketed the houses of Wall highway bankers in 2008 and 2009.

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Firms of Endearment: How World-Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose (2nd Edition)

By Rajendra Sisodia, Jagdish N. Sheth

Today’s most sensible businesses get it. From retail to finance and industries in among, the corporations who realize that doing sturdy is sweet company have gotten the last word worth creators. They’re altering their tradition and producing each kind of worth that concerns: emotional, experiential, social, and monetary. And they’re doing it for all their stakeholders. now not simply because it’s easily politically right, simply because it’s the single route to long term aggressive virtue.

 

These are the firms of endearment. businesses humans love doing enterprise with, operating for and participating with as companions. because the e-book of the 1st variation, the concept that of company social accountability has turn into embraced as a legitimate, very important, and ecocnomic company version. it's a development that has remodeled the place of work and company world.  This moment version updates the examples, instances, and purposes from the unique version, giving readers perception into how this hallmark of the trendy association is practiced at the present time.

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Case Studies in Information Technology Ethics (2nd Edition)

@ This selection of forty two fine quality, well-researched case reports on details and desktop ethics addresses the main salient moral problems with the knowledge age, and illustrates the main issues of laptop experts and knowledge managers at the present time. It engages readers who're newbies in laptop issues—and those who find themselves extra involved—in a thrilling discovery technique. The circumstances surround components equivalent to privateness, loose speech, highbrow estate, web entry, and coverage discussions—and characteristic the Microsoft trial, the Napster case, the FBI's Carnivore know-how, and the AOL Time Warner merger. For managers, executives, and IT execs who paintings within the box of computing device expertise, and to be used in company administration teaching programs.

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Obstacles to Ethical Decision-Making: Mental Models, Milgram and the Problem of Obedience

In trade, many ethical mess ups are because of slim mindsets that hinder bearing in mind the ethical dimensions of a choice or motion. In flip, occasionally those mindsets are brought on by failing to question managerial judgements from an ethical viewpoint, due to a perceived authority of administration. within the Sixties, Stanley Milgram carried out debatable experiments to enquire simply how a ways obedience to an expert determine may possibly subvert his topics' ethical ideals. during this thought-provoking paintings, the authors learn the superiority of slim psychological types and the phenomenon of obedience to an expert to examine and comprehend the demanding situations which company execs come across in making moral judgements. hindrances to moral Decision-Making proposes methods - together with collaborative enter and critique - wherein contributors could decrease or triumph over those demanding situations. It presents decision-makers in any respect degrees in an corporation with the capability to put moral issues on the center of managerial decision-making.

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Double-Effect Reasoning: Doing Good and Avoiding Evil (Oxford Studies in Theological Ethics)

By T. A. Cavanaugh

T. A. Cavanaugh defends double-effect reasoning (DER), often referred to as the main of double impact. DER performs a job in anti-consequentialist ethics (such as deontology), in not easy circumstances within which one can't discover a great with no additionally inflicting a foreseen, yet now not meant, undesirable influence (for instance, killing non-combatants while bombing an army target). This learn is the 1st book-length account of the heritage and concerns surrounding this debatable method of difficult situations. will probably be vital in theoretical ethics, utilized ethics (especially scientific and military), and ethical theology. it's going to additionally curiosity felony and public coverage scholars.

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Normativity and the Will: Selected Essays on Moral Psychology and Practical Reason

By R. Jay Wallace

Normativity and the Will collects fourteen very important papers on ethical psychology and useful cause through R. Jay Wallace, one of many best philosophers at the moment operating in those parts. The papers discover the interpenetration of normative and mental matters in a chain of debates that lie on the middle of ethical philosophy. topics which are addressed contain cause, hope, and the desire; accountability, id, and emotion; and the relation among morality and different normative domain names. Wallace's remedies of those themes are right now refined and fascinating. Taken jointly, they represent an commercial for a particular method of pursuing concerns in ethical psychology and the speculation of functional cause, they usually articulate and protect a unified framework for wondering these concerns. the amount additionally contains a worthy new introduction.

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Ethical Chic: The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love

By Fran Hawthorne

“Hawthorne offers readers an neutral photograph of the problems of operating a ecocnomic corporation whereas attempting to continue a good company trust system…Highly recommended.”—Library Journal, starred review

Consumers are advised that once they wear an American clothing t-shirt, leggings, denims, gold bra, or different merchandise, they appear hot. not just do they appear stable, yet they could additionally consider solid simply because they're aiding US employees earn a good salary (never brain that a few of these woman employees have accused their boss of sexual harassment). And while consumers wear a couple of Timberlands, they believe stylish and as eco-friendly because the pine woodland they may trek through—that is, until eventually they’re reminded that this eco-friendly corporation is within the company of killing cows. yet absolutely even the pickiest, so much natural, such a lot politically right dealers can consider virtuous approximately deciding to buy a tube of Tom’s toothpaste, correct? in any case, with its normal parts that experience by no means been established on animals, this corporation has a forty-year background of being run through a pleasant couple from Maine . . . good, ahem, until eventually it was once lately acquired out by means of Colgate.
 
It’s tough to outline what makes a firm hip and in addition moral, yet a few businesses appear to have hit that magic bull’s-eye. during this age of buyer activism, pinpoint advertising and marketing, and speedy info, shoppers call for every little thing from the espresso, desktop, or toothpaste they purchase. they need a cheap, trustworthy product synthetic by means of a firm that doesn’t pollute, saves power, treats its employees good, and does not damage animals—oh, and that makes them believe cool once they use it. businesses would like to have that sort of attractiveness, and a handful appear to have accomplished it. yet do they deserve their haloes? Can an organization make a revenue doing so? and the way can shoppers steer clear of being tricked by means of phony advertising?
 
In Ethical Chic, award-winning writer Fran Hawthorne makes use of her business-investigative abilities to research six favorites: Apple, Starbucks, dealer Joe’s, American clothing, Timberland, and Tom’s of Maine. She attends a Macworld convention and walks at the manufacturing facility flooring of yank clothing. She visits the wooded headquarters of Timberland, speaks to shoppers who force thirty miles to get their pretzels and plantains from dealer Joe’s, and confronts the founders of Tom’s of Maine. greater than a how-to advisor for day-by-day dilemmas and moral enterprise practices, Ethical Chic is a blinders-off and nuanced examine the combined bag of values on sale at businesses that undertaking a possible innovative image.

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