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PART ONE: ETHICS MATTERS.
1 Everyday Ethics.
2 The Basics.
3 A Little Theory.
4 Ethical Judgments.
5 Finding a Way to Decide.
PART TWO: YOUR MORAL INTELLIGENCE.
6 Improving Your Moral IQ.
PART THREE: ETHICS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS: BEING ETHICAL TO THOSE CLOSEST TO ME.
7 Should I Always Keep a Confidence?
8 Should I Stop Someone from Hurting Himself?
9 What Does Personal Loyalty Require of Me?
10 Is It Right for Me to Use Someone to Make My Point?
11 Is Life Always Worth Living?
12 Do I Reveal a Secret If I Think It Helps?
13 Is It Moral for Me to Help Someone Commit Suicide?
14 Does My Child Have the Right to Privacy?
15 Should I Compete against Friends?
16 What Do I Owe an Elderly Parent?
17 How Do I Know What Is Fair?
PART FOUR: ETHICS IN THE WORLD.
18 How Long Must I Keep a Promise?
19 Can the Ends Justify the Means I Use?
20 Is It Ever Right for Me to Discriminate?
21 Is It Moral for Me to Take Advantage of a Technicality?
22 Should My Personal Values Stay at Home?
23 What Should I Do with Money I Find?
24 Should I Be Free to Choose All My Associations?
25 Does It Matter What I Buy?
26 Do I Confront People about Their Habitsor What They Wear?
27 How Responsible Should I Be?
Posted July 4, 2006
Like another reviewer, I used this text in the author's online course at B&N University. It is a real find in terms of its realistic discussions of case scenarios of actual problems and its quotes from interviews with other thinkers on the issues, rather than just the the author's take on the problems. The only criticism I had was the choice of the experts. It was difficult to understand what criteria the author used to gauge their expertise.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 3, 2006
This is a book that supplies more examples than just 'what it is' when dealing with ethics. There is so much here that occurs in important decisions either we or our friends and relatives encounter regularly, that I recommend it to anyone who wants to have a dialogue with another person, or a group of people. It especially lends itself to group discussion. As a teacher, I borrowed from 'Ethics for Everyone' to bring out something from each of my students in discussion--including the 'quiet ones.' It's not necessarily that it's a textbook, it was not written that way, but it can be a text or just good reading for thinking and kicking it around with your friends.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 6, 2005
This was a featured book in the Liberal Arts course on Everyday Ethics, a free course in B&N University. This was a 5 week course of 8 lessons where we explored ethics in everyday life. We looked at the schools of ethics, and used those different schools to show how we make decisions every day from small to large. The book is very engaging, entertaining, and interesting to read. Every ethic study should include this material as a foundation work.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 7, 2005
This book is filled with a general introduction to practical ethical questions and with real-life scenarios about which you are asked the ethical thing to do. After you have pondered each scenario, you are presented with a discussion of the issues and both the author's reactions and that of at least one other person. Whether you come to the same conclusions as the author or not, the scenarios are excellent tools to make you think and the book is well worth reading and serious study.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 7, 2004
AN excellent introduction to ethics. Prior to this book, the only books on ethics I had ever read were in the university setting. I enjoyed and learned more from this book than any I had ever read in school. The book begins with an introduction followed by case studies in ethics. As with all books, you will only get out of this, that which you put into this book. If you truly read the case studies, take positions and then reflect back on those positions (after reading the discussion), I truly believe you will grow into a more ethically oriented individual...Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.