The Complete Idiot's Guide to Understanding Ethics is a comprehensive A to Z reference to the business of right and wrong. This book will help you define your own philosophy of life, of making sense of the endless ethical dilemmas that confront us on a daily basis. The authors cover virtually every aspect of applied ethics and behavior, even harking back to the theories doctrines of the ancient Greeks. Other topics that apply to everyday life include gender ethics (political correctness) racial ethics (tolerance), and applying ethical behavior to the workplace and home. This book will be the ultimate source for anyone looking to lead an ethical life, or even just trying to discern between right and wrong in an increasingly unethical world.
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Jennifer Parks and David Ingram teach ethics and social justice at Loyola University, Chicago. Jennifer grew up in Kingston, Ontario, and received her B.A. and M.A. degrees at Queens University before getting her Ph.D. at MacMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
David Ingram grew up in Whittier, California, received his B.A. from the University of California at Irvine before completing his Ph.D. at the University of California at San Diego.
They met four years ago, shortly after Jennifer was hired at Loyola, and the rest is history (yep, they're married). And yes, their collaboration extends into the classroom as well (they've team-taught classes on social justice and disability and travelled together to Guatemala as part of Loyola University Ministry's social justice alternative immersion break for students). Besides having two cats and a pug dog for their ethics laboratory (the critters are always fighting and making up), they also have two very loving and supportive families. David's ten-year old daughter Sabina and his identical twin brother have knocked him down a peg or two, which is a good thing for the readers of this book. Jennifer's mom, Lauretta (who won't divulge her age) has done the same for Jennifer; and so both David and Jennifer have become humbler (and hopefully better) persons. After all, it helps to know your own faults when writing a book on ethics!
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Book Description Alpha, Indianapolis, IN, 2002. Trade paperback. Book Condition: New. 0028643259 New. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 362 p. Complete Idiot's Guides (Lifestyle Paperback). Audience: General/trade. Bookseller Inventory # ALIBRIS.0005672
Book Description Alpha, 2002. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: I. DOING ETHICS RIGHT AND DOING THE RIGHT ETHICS. 1. So, What's Your Philosophy of Life? Ethics in Everyday Life. Why Terminology Matters. It's Not Just a Fact, It's Your Life. Norms, Social Cooperation, and Life's Purpose. 2. The Inevitability of Ethical Dilemmas. Making Sense of Ethical Dilemmas. Moral Conflicts. Preferences Versus Value Choices. True Blue: Be True to Yourself. Critical Reason and the Moral Agent. 3. Convince Me That I'm Wrong. Give Me One Good Reason. Because My Parents Said So. The Importance of Skepticism. 4. God Made Me Do It. Can a Nonbeliever Be Ethical? Because God Said So: Divine Command Theory. Objection #1. Objection #2. Objection #3. Does the Bible Tell Us So? Difference Between Faith and Reason. 5. Let Science Be Your Guide. If Not God, Then Nature. The Good Scientist as Moral Guru. Hello Science, Good-Bye Ethics. Having Your Cake And Eating It, Too. Of Moral Engineers and Other Monsters. II. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN? THE NATURE OF ETHICS. 6. "Me First" Ethics. Psychological Egoism. Ethical Egoism. Altruism? No Way! 7. "Us First" Ethics. Ethical Subjectivism@CHAPTER = Cultural Relativism. "It's All Relative: Facts vs. Value Judgments". 8. Cynical About Ethics? Ripping Off the Masses. Marx's Critique of Moral Ideas. Sick to Death of Ethics. Friedrich Nietzsche's Affirmative Nihilism. Of Sheep and Supermen. An Ounce of Cynicism Is Worth a Pound of Nihilism. III. GENERAL RECIPES FOR GUIDING ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING. 9. Ancient Greek Virtue Ethics. The Virtue of Vice Squads. It's Good to Be Good. Please Don't Kill Me with Kindness. Different Strokes for Different Folks. 10. Middle Age Virtues. Nature as a Moral Order. One Christian Take on Human Nature. Does Knowing What's Natural Come Naturally? Looking Ahead to Modern Natural Law. 11. Modern Social Contract Theory. Low-Ball Ethics. Contracting to Get Out of a Hole. You Scratch My Back and I'll Scratch Yours. Broken Contracts. 12. We Can't Forget Kant. Do Your Duty! Hypothetical Versus Unconditional Commands. Absolute No-No's: The Categorical Imperative. Getting Your Just Deserts. 13. Consequentialist Theories. Sorry, Kant: Outcomes Matter. Jeremy Bentham's Utilitarianism. You Can't Compare Apples and Oranges. Quality Is Better Than Quantity. John Stuart Mill's Rule of Utilitarianism. 14. Using the "F" Word: Feminist Ethics. Do Women Have a Different Morality? The Ethic of Care. Do Women Care Too Much'. Beyond an Ethic of Care. 15. There's a Fly in My Recipe. Limits of Virtue Ethics and Feminist Ethics. Hitches with Natural Law Ethics. Glitches with Social Contractarian Ethics. Problems with Duty-Based Ethics. Issues with Consequentialist Ethics. 16. Mixing Recipes. Mixing Moral Recipes. Add Some Consequences to a Medley of Duties. W.D. Ross. Add Some Primary Goods to a Casserole of Rights. Jurgen Habermas's Discourse Ethics. IV. APPLIED ETHICS. 17. Environmental Ethics. Determining How to Value Nature. People First. What'll It Cost Me? Nature First. Spicing Up Your Life with Biocentrism. Radical Deep Ecology: Get Rid of Humans! 18. Biomedical Ethics. From Principles to Practice. Death Be Not Proud. Murder or Killing? Issues in Abortion. Dr. Frankenstein Revisited. Carbon Copies: Cloning and Genetic Technology. 19. Business Ethics. Let the Buyer Beware. Payback Time. You're Busted! Whistleblowing. Ethics in Advertising: A Contradiction in Terms? 20. Ethics and Animals. What Do We Owe Animals? Favoring Humans: Another Form of Racism?. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0028643259
Book Description Alpha, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0028643259
Book Description Alpha, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110028643259