Ethics Teaching in Higher Education by Douglas Sloan (auth.), Daniel Callahan, Sissela Bok (eds.)

By Douglas Sloan (auth.), Daniel Callahan, Sissela Bok (eds.)

A problem for the moral guideline and formation of scholars has continuously been part of American larger schooling. but that problem has under no circumstances been uniform or loose from controversy. The centrality of ethical philosophy within the undergraduate curriculum in the course of the mid-19th Century gave manner later in the course of that period to the 1st indicators of accelerating specialization of the disciplines. by means of the center of the 20 th Century, guideline in ethics had, more often than not, turn into limited nearly completely to departments of philosophy and faith. Efforts to introduce ethics educating within the expert faculties and in other places within the college frequently met with indifference or outright hostility. The prior decade has noticeable a extraordinary resurgence of the curiosity within the educating of ethics, at either the undergraduate and the pro tuition degrees. starting in 1977, The Hastings middle, with the aid of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Carnegie company of recent York, undertook a procedure­ atic research of the nation of the instructing of ethics in American better education.

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Bonhoeffer and King: Their Legacies and Import for Christian by Willis Jenkins, Visit Amazon's Jennifer M. McBride Page,

By Willis Jenkins, Visit Amazon's Jennifer M. McBride Page, search results, Learn about Author Central, Jennifer M. McBride,

Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Martin Luther King, Jr. - those giants of contemporary Christian social inspiration are right here reassessed for a brand new context and a brand new iteration. either mixed activism, ministry, and theology. either took on public roles against winning powers in their time. either professed one of those Christian realism and ended as martyrs to their respective factors. the following a few of the leaders in Christian social notion revisit the insights, factors, and methods that Bonhoeffer and King hired for a brand new iteration and its issues: race, reconciliation, nonviolence, political violence, Christian theological identification, and ministry.

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Ambition, A History: From Vice to Virtue by William Casey King

By William Casey King

From rags to riches, log apartment to White condo, enslaved to liberator, ghetto to CEO, ambition fuels the yank Dream. americans are pushed by way of ambition. but on the time of the nation's founding, ambition was once seen as a perilous vice, every little thing from "a canker at the soul" to the impetus for unique sin. This attractive booklet explores ambition's miraculous transformation, tracing attitudes from classical antiquity to early smooth Europe to the recent global and America's founding. From this huge old viewpoint, William Casey King deepens our knowing of the yankee mythos and gives a extraordinary reinterpretation of the advent to the statement of Independence.

Through an cutting edge array of resources and authors—Aquinas, Dante, Machiavelli, the Geneva Bible, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Thomas Jefferson, and plenty of others—King demonstrates remodeled view of ambition turned attainable the instant Europe discovered that Columbus had found no longer a brand new direction yet a brand new global. furthermore the writer argues that reconstituting ambition as a advantage used to be an important precondition of the yankee republic. The e-book means that even within the twenty-first century, ambition hasn't ever totally misplaced its ties to vice and maintains to show a twin nature, confident or destructive based upon the ends, the potential, and the person concerned.

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The Ethics and Economics of Agrifood Competition by Harvey S. James Jr. Ph.D. (auth.), Harvey S. James, Jr.

By Harvey S. James Jr. Ph.D. (auth.), Harvey S. James, Jr. (eds.)

This edited quantity provides moral and fiscal analyses of agrifood festival. through systematically interpreting equity and openness in agricultural markets, it seeks to respond to the query of no matter if there's enough pageant within the agrifood and no matter if the process is reasonable to all members. It outlines moral and financial ideas vital for realizing agrifood pageant, offers arguments for and opposed to consolidation, globalization and the combination of agrifood industries, and appears on the implications of globalization at the nature of pageant in particular agricultural contexts.

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Rhetoric and Ethics in the Cybernetic Age : The Transhuman by Jeff Pruchnic

By Jeff Pruchnic

It has develop into more and more tricky to disregard the ways in which the centrality of latest media and applied sciences inside of modern tradition appear to surpass or make out of date conventional methods of brooding about ethics and persuasive communique inherited from prior humanist paradigms. This booklet argues that instead of critiquing humanist touchstones, we must always learn the methods media and applied sciences have regularly labored as an important cultural forces in shaping ethics and rhetoric. our greatest suggestions for crafting persuasive communique and generating moral kin can be those who creatively reflect and applicable, instead of face up to, the logics of dominant different types of media and technology.

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Why Read Mill Today? by John Skorupski

By John Skorupski

John Stuart Mill is without doubt one of the maximum thinkers of the 19th century. yet does he have whatever to coach us this day? His deep quandary for freedom of the person is assumed via a few to be superseded and insufficient to the cultural and non secular complexities of 21st century existence. during this succinct and sensible e-book, John Skorupski argues that Mill is a profound and encouraging social and political philosopher from whom we nonetheless have a lot to profit. He displays on Mill's vital arguments in his most famed works, together with "Utilitarianism" and "On Liberty", and lines their implications for democratic politics. With using topical and arguable examples, together with privateness, spiritual intolerance, and freedom of speech, he makes Mill's issues our personal at a time while what liberalism skill, and why it concerns, is once more in dispute. He concludes that Mill's position within the pantheon of 'great thinkers' rests not just on his particular political and social doctrines, yet notably on his steadfastly beneficiant and liberal imaginative and prescient of people, their family to each other, and what makes lifestyles worthy dwelling.

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Value Theory (Bloomsbury Ethics) by Thom Brooks, Francesco Orsi

By Thom Brooks, Francesco Orsi

What's it for a vehicle, a bit of artwork or somebody to be strong, undesirable or higher than one other? during this first book-length advent to worth concept, Francesco Orsi explores the character of evaluative suggestions utilized in daily pondering and speech and in modern philosophical discourse. a few of the dimensions, constructions and connections that price recommendations exhibit are interrogated with readability and incision.

Orsi offers a scientific survey of either vintage texts together with Plato, Aristotle, Kant, Moore and Ross and an array of up to date theorists. The reader is guided in the course of the ethical maze of worth concept with daily examples and suggestion experiments. infrequent stamps, Napoleon's hat, evil demons, and Kant's solid will are all thought of so one can probe our intuitions, query our personal and philosophers' assumptions approximately worth, and, eventually, comprehend greater what we wish to say once we speak about worth

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How Might We Live? Global Ethics in the New Century by Ken Booth (editor), Tim Dunne (editor), Michael Cox (editor)

By Ken Booth (editor), Tim Dunne (editor), Michael Cox (editor)

This quantity appears to be like outward to the recent century and to the dynamics of this primary actually worldwide age. It asks the basic query: how may possibly human societies stay? The participants think that there's not anything extra political than ethics. by way of exploring within the most modern context the various oldest questions about tasks and duties inside of and past humanly developed limitations, the essays support us give some thought to the main profound query in international politics this day: who will the twenty-first century be for?

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Was Hitler a Darwinian?: Disputed Questions in the History by Robert J. Richards

By Robert J. Richards

In tracing the historical past of Darwin’s accomplishment and the trajectory of evolutionary concept through the past due 19th and early 20th centuries, such a lot students agree that Darwin brought blind mechanism into biology, hence banishing ethical values from the certainty of nature. in accordance with the normal interpretation, the main of survival of the fittest has rendered human habit, together with ethical habit, eventually egocentric. Few doubt that Darwinian conception, specially as construed via the master’s German disciple, Ernst Haeckel, encouraged Hitler and resulted in Nazi atrocities.           In this choice of essays, Robert J. Richards argues that this orthodox view is wrongheaded. an in depth old exam unearths that Darwin, in additional conventional type, built nature with an ethical backbone and supplied it with a objective: guy as an ethical creature. The publication takes up many different topics—including the nature of Darwin’s leader ideas of ordinary choice and divergence, his dispute with Alfred Russel Wallace over man’s colossal mind, the function of language in human improvement, his courting to Herbert Spencer, how a lot his perspectives had in universal with Haeckel’s, and the final challenge of growth in evolution. furthermore, Richards takes a forceful stand at the well timed factor of even if Darwin is accountable for Hitler’s atrocities. Was Hitler a Darwinian? is highbrow background at its boldest.

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