School Library JournalGr 9 Up
Issues tackled include the motivation, and reasons, for ethical behavior, the ethics of biomedical engineering, and the ethics of large corporations, from Enron to Wal-Mart. For the first topic, the viewpoints of a Protestant minister and a geneticist are presented, and a professor peppers his opinion with quotes from philosophers, including Confucius, Immanuel Kant, John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, and Aristotle. Text boxes scattered throughout have passages from the writings of Ayn Rand, Pope John Paul II, the Dalai Lama, and others. As is typical of this series, each selection has a short introduction about the author and the piece and questions to keep in mind while reading it. This book will be of interest both for personal reading and research.
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