Category: Ethics

The Virtue of Selfishness, Centennial Edition

By Ayn Rand

Ayn Rand right here units forth the ethical rules of Objectivism, the philosophy that holds human life—the lifestyles right to a rational being—as the traditional of ethical values and regards altruism as incompatible with man's nature, with the artistic requisites of his survival, and with a loose society.

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Building Success with Business Ethics: Advice from Business Leaders (Collection)

By Helio Fred Garcia, Jon Huntsman, Doug Lennick

A fresh number of robust insights into moral and powerful company management… four pioneering books, now in a handy e-format, at an exceptional price!


4 outstanding eBooks assist you lead extra effectively via top extra ethically


Honor, ethics, and compassion are primary to potent management. Now, a rare new book assortment unearths why this can be precise, and the way you could lead extra honorably and effectively on your personal association. In Winners by no means Cheat: Even in tricky instances, New and multiplied version, Jon M. Huntsman indicates find out how to be triumphant on the best, with no sacrificing the foundations that make existence worthy residing. Huntsman individually equipped a $12 billion corporation from scratch, the old school manner: with integrity. Now, he tells you ways he did it, and the way you could, too. alongside the best way, he deals a robust reminder of why you're employed, and why you have been selected to steer. subsequent, in Lead with LUV: a unique solution to Create genuine Success, the mythical Ken Blanchard ("The One Minute Manager") and previous Southwest airways CEO Colleen Barrett assist you in achieving awesome effects through top with love. They clarify what "love" quite capability within the organizational context, why best with love isn't "soft" administration, how you can deal with beside the point habit, tips to make "servant management" paintings, and the way to sustain management with love. In Moral Intelligence 2.0: bettering enterprise functionality and management luck in Turbulent Times, Doug Lennick and Fred Kiel exhibit why sustainable optimum enterprise functionality calls for improved ethical and emotional knowledge. utilizing new case experiences, they establish connections among ethical intelligence and better degrees of belief, engagement, retention, and innovation. They convey particular information on ethical management in either huge corporations and entrepreneurial ventures, plus a brand new step by step plan for measuring and strengthening organizational integrity, accountability, compassion, and forgiveness. eventually, in The strength of Communication, Helio Fred Garcia specializes in the main crucial management self-discipline: honorable and powerful conversation. construction at the U.S. Marine Corps' vintage book Warfighting, Garcia easy methods to observe the Corps' confirmed management and approach doctrine in all varieties of public conversation - and attain actually notable effects. you are going to research vital classes from leaders speaking successfully, and from the catastrophic blunders of industrial and political leaders who bought it fallacious. if you want to earn and win hearts and minds, you would like this booklet now.


From world-renowned company leaders, government coaches, and experts Helio Fred Garcia, Ken Blanchard, Colleen Barrett, Jon M. Huntsman, Doug Lennick, and Fred Kiel

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Socrates: Ironist and Moral Philosopher

By Gregory Vlastos

This long-awaited learn of the main enigmatic determine of Greek philosophy reclaims Socrates' ground-breaking originality. Written by way of a number one historian of Greek notion, it argues for a Socrates who, even though lengthy overshadowed by way of his successors Plato and Aristotle, marked the real turning element in Greek philosophy, faith and ethics. the search for the historic determine makes a speciality of the Socrates of Plato's previous dialogues, surroundings him in sharp distinction to that different Socrates of later dialogues, the place he's used as a mouthpiece for Plato's usually anti-Socratic doctrine. on the middle of the e-book is the paradoxical nature of Socratic idea. however the paradoxes are defined, no longer defined away. The ebook highlights the tensions within the Socratic look for the reply to the query 'How should still we live?' Conceived as a divine mandate, the hunt is conducted via elenctic argument, and ruled by means of an uncompromising rationalism. The magnetic caliber of Socrates' character is permitted to emerge during the booklet. basically and forcefully written, philosophically refined yet completely available to non-specialists, this ebook can be of significant value and curiosity to all these learning historic philosophy and the heritage of Western suggestion.

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The Ashgate Research Companion to Military Ethics (Justice, International Law and Global Security)

This better half presents students and graduates, serving and retired army execs, contributors of the diplomatic and coverage groups taken with safety affairs and lawyers who care for army legislations and with foreign legislations on armed conflicts, with a finished and authoritative cutting-edge evaluate of present examine within the region of army ethics. themes during this quantity replicate either perennial and urgent modern concerns within the ethics of using army strength and are written through verified execs and revered commentators. topics are prepared by way of 3 significant views at the use of army strength: the choice no matter if to exploit army strength in a given context, the problem of correct behavior within the use of such strength, and moral duties past the tip of an armed clash. remedy of matters in each one of those sections takes account of either present-day ethical demanding situations and new techniques to those and the historic culture of simply battle. army ethics, because it has built, has been a very Western crisis and this quantity displays that truth. despite the fact that, in a globalized global, understanding of similarities and transformations among Western ways and people of different significant cultures is key. hence the amount concludes with chapters on ethics and conflict within the Islamic, chinese language, and Indian traditions, with the purpose of integrating mirrored image on those ways into the vast attention of army ethics supplied by way of this quantity.

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Evolutionary Ethics and Contemporary Biology (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Biology)

How can the discoveries made within the organic sciences play a task in a dialogue at the origin of ethics? This booklet responds to this question via analyzing how evolutionism can clarify and justify the life of moral normativity and the emergence of specific ethical structures. Written through a group of philosophers and scientists, the essays accrued during this quantity take care of the boundaries of evolutionary factors, the excuses of ethics, and methodological matters relating evolutionary debts of ethics, between different subject matters. they give deep insights into the starting place and goal of human ethical capacities and of ethical structures.

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Corporation Nation: How Corporations are Taking Over Our Lives -- and What We Can Do About It

By Charles Derber

Foreword via Ralph Nader. In Corporation country Derber addresses the unchecked energy of present day enterprises to form the way in which we paintings, earn, purchase, promote, and think―the very manner we are living. large, far-reaching mergers are actually usual, downsizing is rampant, and our traces of communique, information and leisure media, jobs, and reductions are more and more managed via a handful of global―and unaccountable―conglomerates. we're, in impact, wasting our monetary and emotional protection, based greater than ever at the whim of those companies. however it does not must be this manner, as this e-book makes transparent. simply because the unique Populist circulation of the 19th century helped dethrone the robber barons, Derber contends new, optimistic populism may help the U.S. staff regain its strength of mind.

Drawing on middle sociological suggestions and demonstrating the ability of the sociological mind's eye, he demands revisions in our company approach, adjustments designed to maintain organizations fit whereas additionally making them answerable to the folk. From rewriting company charters to changing shopper conduct, Derber deals new goals for companies and empowering recommendations wherein all of us could make a difference.

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Change Everything: Creating an Economy for the Common Good

Few humans may contest that glossy capitalism comes with significant expenses: it damages the surroundings, harms employees, and raises inequality, to call quite a few. but we’re informed repeatedly that these are easily inevitable unintended effects of the consistent desire for revenue and growth—and that whereas they are regrettable, there’s no different way.

Christian Felber disagrees. In Change Everything, he lays out a totally new imaginative and prescient for a humane fiscal model—the financial system for the typical sturdy, or ECG. not only an concept, yet a speedily starting to be overseas stream, ECG is a pragmatic, specified blueprint for a brand new approach of doing enterprise, a people-centered procedure which could sweep away austerity, aid human (and humane) improvement, fix our broken setting, and totally reorient our dating to paintings, funds, and the aim of either. Its imaginative and prescient is simply wanting breathtaking, however it continues to be grounded actually, as evidenced by means of the truth that greater than 1,700 businesses around the globe have already recommended its principles.

not anything below a choice to reassess all that we’ve ever been advised approximately how economies work, Change Everything is a ringing manifesto for a brand new, larger age.

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Police Corruption: Preventing Misconduct and Maintaining Integrity (Advances in Police Theory and Practice)

By Tim Prenzler

While many law enforcement officials adopt their paintings conforming to the top moral criteria, the very fact is still that unethical police behavior remains to be a ordinary challenge worldwide. With examples from quite a number jurisdictions, Police Corruption: combating Misconduct and conserving Integrity examines the explanations of police misconduct and explores utilized suggestions designed to maximise moral behavior and determine and forestall corruption.

Analyzes the roots of corruption

Introducing the phenomenon of police officer misconduct, the booklet offers an research of unethical habit, its results, and diversified causal components. the writer examines the impression at the neighborhood and the police themselves, the hassle of building common moral ideas, and methods of deciding on and measuring misconduct difficulties. the rest of the textual content examines utilized innovations designed to maximise moral behavior and forestall corruption.

A myriad of confirmed strategies

Exploring a variety of methods, the publication discusses most sensible practices within the recruitment of moral candidates, concepts for facing misconduct, chance relief options and early caution and intervention platforms, in addition to complex innovations corresponding to drug and alcohol checking out, integrity assessments, and using covert surveillance. The textual content additionally explores the position of self reliant exterior oversight our bodies that audit police techniques and behavior their very own research. the ultimate bankruptcy on moral management emphasizes the necessity to transcend a record of ideas with management that values, calls for, and versions integrity in all features of police paintings.

Examples from round the world

Taking a world strategy, this quantity acknowledges that policing is susceptible to an identical capability difficulties of corruption and misconduct all over the global. Highlighting the significance of creating strong and enduring anti-corruption protocols in new and rising democracies, the ebook presents a version entire integrity approach, underscoring the necessity for a sustained dedication to strive against corruption.


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Gene Wars: The Politics of Biotechnology (Open Media Series)

By Kristin Dawkins

Regardless of technological advances, an alarming variety of humans on this planet cross hungry. much more chilling is the truth that sooner or later that quantity will most likely bring up. during this publication, Kristin Dawkins discusses the overseas rules which are shaping this destiny, together with those who govern the genetic engineering of crops. Dawkins exhibits how a varied gene pool is essential to foodstuff creation - and the way company keep watch over of the gene pool threatens our collective security.
Behind those matters lies the threat of globalization - transnational companies freely exploiting the assets and shoppers of the area whereas political energy shifts to distant foreign associations strictly devoted to trade. Dawkins demanding situations these in energy to increase worldwide platforms of political discourse within the public curiosity and indicates how every one people could make a distinction.

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Unexpected Consequences: Why The Things We Trust Fail

By James William Martin

In this ebook, interrelationships among greater than forty fresh catastrophic occasions are explored, discussing disasters of buildings and machines, info know-how, regulatory enterprises, protection designs, and more.

• Over forty case studies

• effortless to understand figures, tables, and templates to assist the readers comprehend the concepts

• A thesaurus of correct terms

• A bibliography

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