Common Values

Common Values

by Sissela Bok


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826214256
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Publication date: 08/28/2002
Series: The Paul Anthony Brick Lectures
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Sissela Bok is a Senior Visiting Fellow, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. She is also the author of numerous books, including Mayhem: Violence as Public Entertainment; Lying: Moral Choice in Public and Private Life; Secrets: On the Ethics of Concealment and Revelation; A Strategy for Peace: Human Values and the Threat of War; and Alva Myrdal: A Daughter's Memoir.

Table of Contents

Preface to the 2002 Editionix
Chapter 1.Cultural Diversity and Common Values10
Chapter 2.The Search for a Common Ethics42
Chapter 3.What Basis for Morality? A Minimalist Approach67
Chapter 4.Advocates of Lasting Peace Utopians or Realists?82
Chapter 5.Humanitarian Emergencies Whose Rights? Whose Responsibilities?104
Index of Names133

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