Ethics for Everyone: How to Increase Your Moral Intelligenceby Arthur Dobrin
Is it always wrong to lie? Is it always right to try to help another person? Are you bound to keep every promise you make? In Ethics for Everyone: How to Increase Your Moral Intelligence, you’ll find out how well you make moral choices and learn how to increase your ability to understand and analyze ethical dilemmas. This sensible,
Ethics for Everyone
Is it always wrong to lie? Is it always right to try to help another person? Are you bound to keep every promise you make? In Ethics for Everyone: How to Increase Your Moral Intelligence, you’ll find out how well you make moral choices and learn how to increase your ability to understand and analyze ethical dilemmas. This sensible, practical guide provides thoughtfuland sometimes surprisinganswers to tough real-world questions. You’ll sort through dozens of tricky ethical issues with the help of:
- Twenty-one dramatic true stories showing real-life ethics in action and you are asked to make ethical choices
- A personal ethics quiz to determine your own ethical potential
- Harm and benefits assessments of various courses of action
- Expert opinions from spiritual leaders, counselors, attorneys, psychologists, and other experts
Forecast: The budget cover price and a user-friendly format make this an ideal choice for any ethics-oriented reading group. ( Publishers Weekly, February 18, 2002)
- Turner Publishing Company
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- First Edition
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- 6.12(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.75(d)
Meet the Author
ARTHUR DOBRIN, D.S.W., is the Leader Emeritus of the Ethical Humanist Society of Long Island. He is Professor of Humanities at Hofstra University, where he teaches courses in comparative religious ethics, personal ethics, and moral development. He has appeared as a guest on CNN and has been featured in Time magazine.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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...