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Ethical issues & debates

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Stop Being Reasonable six stories of how we really change our minds

Stop Being Reasonable six stories of how we really change our minds

Author: Eleanor Gordon-Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

What if you aren't who you think you are? What if you don't really know the people closest to you? And what if your most deeply-held beliefs turn out to be ... wrong? In Stop Being Reasonable, philosopher and journalist Eleanor Gordon-Smith tells six lucid, gripping stories that show the limits of human reason. From the woman who realised her husband harboured a terrible secret, to the man who left the cult he had been raised in since birth, and the British reality TV contestant who, having impersonated someone else for a month, discovered he could no longer return to his former identity, all of the people interviewed radically altered their beliefs about the things that matter most. What made them change course? How should their reversals affect how we think about our own beliefs? And in an increasingly divided world, what do they teach us about how we might change the minds of others? Inspiring, perceptive, and often moving, Stop Being Reasonable explores the place where philosophy and real life meet. Ultimately, it argues that when it comes to finding out what's true or convincing others about what we know, being rational might involve our hearts as well as our minds.

Forces of Compassion Humanitarianism between Ethics and Politics

Forces of Compassion Humanitarianism between Ethics and Politics

Author: Erica Bornstein Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2019

Suffering and charity have a long history. Both human sorrows and attempted remedies were familiar features of life in earlier eras and religious traditions, however, during the final decades of the twentieth century, natural disasters and civilian casualties of war transformed into humanitarian crises. In these recurring dramas presented by international media, an extensive network of interstate entities and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) supplies assistance to victims. The contemporary aid world is a mosaic of aid sectors, each skewed slightly toward a particular aspect of need and action. The development sector focuses on alleviating poverty, while the human rights sector aims to rectify identifiable wrongs. Humanitarianism directly addresses physical and psychological suffering. The contributors to Forces of Compassion examine this sector through the lens of anthropology, looking at dominant practices, tensions, and beliefs.

The Prohibition Era Temperance in the United States

The Prohibition Era Temperance in the United States

Author: Louise Chipley Slavicek Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/04/2019

With the ratification of the Eighteenth Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, the United States became a 'dry' nation. For the next 13 years, a period now known as Prohibition, the amendment forbade Americans from manufacturing, selling, or transporting alcoholic beverages until its repeal in 1933. In 1920, Prohibition's supporters had confidently looked forward to a bright new era of stronger families, lower crime rates, and increased industrial productivity.Yet, their great social experiment was to prove virtually impossible to enforce. Consequently, although per capita alcohol consumption among Americans declined between 1920 and 1933, tens of millions of citizens, including an unprecedented number of women, imbibed regularly throughout the Prohibition years, swilling gallons of 'bootleg' liquor smuggled in from abroad or concocted in illegal stills. The Prohibition Era examines the social, political, and economic factors that led to the banning of alcohol and its eventual reinstatement as a legal beverage.

A Scientific Approach to Ethics Developing Greater Respect for Ethics in Business and Society

A Scientific Approach to Ethics Developing Greater Respect for Ethics in Business and Society

Author: Maxim Storchevoy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/02/2019

This book suggests that normative ethics should be developed as a social science, and that this will improve its reputation in business and society. Storchevoy defines four criteria of a good scientific method (clear definitions, correct logic, empirical verification, accurate measurement) and demonstrates how normative ethics can make use of them. He provides a historical review of the methodological evolution of normative ethics and outlines how it was moving in a nonlinear way towards this scientific development by the 16th century. A Scientific Approach to Ethics challenges the reputation of ethics among many within business and business schools as unscientific and argues that it can come to be seen as a scientific discipline able to reveal universal moral truth.

Bilateral Cooperation and Human Trafficking Eradicating Modern Slavery between the United Kingdom and Nigeria

Bilateral Cooperation and Human Trafficking Eradicating Modern Slavery between the United Kingdom and Nigeria

Author: May Ikeora Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2019

This book presents a case study of human trafficking from Nigeria to the UK, with a focus on practical measures for ending this trafficking. The study addresses the many aspects of human trafficking, including sexual exploitation, domestic servitude, labor exploitation, benefit fraud, and organ harvesting. Despite the huge investment of the international community to eradicate it, this form of modern day slavery continues, and the author urges stakeholders to focus not only on criminals but also on attitudes, cultures, laws and policies that hinder the eradication of modern slavery.

Ethics, Excellence and Enhancement in Sport

Ethics, Excellence and Enhancement in Sport

Author: John William (University of Birmingham, UK) Devine Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2018

Which enhancements - pharmacological, genetic, technological - should be banned in sport? How can we ensure compliance with a ban on enhancements? What punishment should those who violate the ban receive? This book offers a new theoretical perspective on enhancement, cheating and integrity in sport. It proposes a trust-based model for motivating compliance, to improve upon the incentive-based model currently advanced by the World Anti-Doping Agency, and examines the philosophical bases for our understanding of justification, motivation, punishment, authority and obligation in sport. A fascinating read for anybody with an interest in the ethics of sport, sport governance or applied ethics.

Consent on Campus A Manifesto

Consent on Campus A Manifesto

A 2015 survey of twenty-seven elite colleges found that twenty-three percent of respondents reported personal experiences of sexual misconduct on their campuses. That figure has not changed since the 1980s, when people first began collecting data on sexual violence. What has changed is the level of attention that the American public is paying to these statistics. Reports of sexual abuse repeatedly make headlines, and universities are scrambling to address the crisis. Their current strategy, Donna Freitas argues, is wholly inadequate. Universities must take a radically different approach to educating their campus communities about sexual assault and consent. Consent education is often a one-time affair, devised by overburdened student affairs officers. Universities seem more focused on insulating themselves from lawsuits and scandals than on bringing about real change. What is needed, Freitas shows, is an effort by the entire university community to deal with the deeper questions about sex, ethics, values, and how we treat one another, including facing up to the perils of hookup culture-and to do so in the university's most important space: the classroom. We need to offer more than a section in the student handbook about sexual assault, and expand our education around consent far beyond Yes Means Yes. We need to transform our campuses into places where consent is genuinely valued. Freitas advocates for teaching not just how to consent, but why it's important to care about consent and to treat one's sexual partners with dignity and respect. Consent on Campus is a call to action for university administrators, faculty, parents, and students themselves, urging them to create cultures of consent on their campuses, and offering a blueprint for how to do it.

The Spirit's Terrain

The Spirit's Terrain

Author: Christopher Childs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2018

Peace, Love, Goats of Anarchy How My Little Goats Taught Me Huge Lessons about Life

Peace, Love, Goats of Anarchy How My Little Goats Taught Me Huge Lessons about Life

Author: Leanne Lauricella Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2018

Leanne Lauricella, Goat Mama to the famous Goats of Anarchy, reveals the life lessons that these special needs goats have taught her. Part humor, part memoir of her life with the goats, and part testament to the power of giving back, Peace, Love, Goats of Anarchy is a moving read for animal lovers of every kind. When Leanne left her job as an event planner in New York City, she had no idea that in just four short years, her home-both inside and out-would evolve into a farm sanctuary for special needs goats! The inspiring stories-accompanied by a wealth of heart-melting photos of Leanne's rescue goats-tell how these special animals taught her lessons about: Change Finding purpose Unconditional love Strength Confidence Patience Grief and courage How to fight like a goat Hope Laugh, cry, and be amazed by how much a few goats can teach you about life in Peace, Love, Goats of Anarchy.

Practicing Communication Ethics Development, Discernment, and Decision Making

Practicing Communication Ethics Development, Discernment, and Decision Making

Author: Paula S. Tompkins Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/08/2018

Practicing Communication Ethics: Development, Discernment, and Decision Making presents a theoretical framework for developing a personal standard of ethics that can be applied in everyday communication situations. This second edition focuses on how the reader's communication matters ethically in cocreating their relationships, family, workgroups, and communities. Through an examination of ethical values including truth, justice, freedom, care, integrity, and honor, the reader can determine which values they are ethically committed to upholding. Blending communication theory, ethics as practical philosophy, and moral psychology, the text presents the practice of communication ethics as part of the lifelong process of personal development and fosters the ability in its readers to approach communication decision making through an ethical lens.

Practicing Communication Ethics Development, Discernment, and Decision Making

Practicing Communication Ethics Development, Discernment, and Decision Making

Author: Paula S. Tompkins Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/07/2018

Practicing Communication Ethics: Development, Discernment, and Decision Making presents a theoretical framework for developing a personal standard of ethics that can be applied in everyday communication situations. This second edition focuses on how the reader's communication matters ethically in cocreating their relationships, family, workgroups, and communities. Through an examination of ethical values including truth, justice, freedom, care, integrity, and honor, the reader can determine which values they are ethically committed to upholding. Blending communication theory, ethics as practical philosophy, and moral psychology, the text presents the practice of communication ethics as part of the lifelong process of personal development and fosters the ability in its readers to approach communication decision making through an ethical lens.

Everyday Ethics A Case Study Analysis

Everyday Ethics A Case Study Analysis

Author: Jean P. (The College of New Jersey, USA) Kirnan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2018

This book expands the current discussion on ethics, addressing the gap between headline ethics cases, which are often extreme and taken from a business context, and the everyday ethical challenges that we all face in school, work, relationships, and communities. Case studies throughout demonstrate concepts and provide opportunities for readers to apply theory as they consider everyday issues such as the temptation to lie about an arrest on a job application, peer pressure to steal or drink, and the implications of ratting out a classmate who is cheating or a co-worker who is stealing. By including a broad array of ethical challenges, this book makes ethics more accessible to the reader. Drawing from several academic disciplines, including social psychology and organizational behavior, this book explores the personal and environmental factors that influence our ethical decision-making. The book is appropriate for ethics courses in an array of disciplines as well as anyone interested in ethical challenges.