In Common Values, now with a new preface,Bok writes eloquently and clearly while combining moral theory with practical ethics, demonstrating how moral values apply to all facets of lifepersonal, professional, domestic, and international. Drawing on a great deal of historical material, Bok also includes in her examination consideration of the 1993 United Nations World Conference on Human Rights; the World Parliament of Religions; the publication of Veritatis Splendor, Pope John Paul II's proclamation on morality; and the International Commission of Global Governance. Bok's defense of shared morality addresses a crucial topic for our time.
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 Edition||ix|
|Chapter 1.||Cultural Diversity and Common Values||10|
|Chapter 2.||The Search for a Common Ethics||42|
|Chapter 3.||What Basis for Morality? A Minimalist Approach||67|
|Chapter 4.||Advocates of Lasting Peace Utopians or Realists?||82|
|Chapter 5.||Humanitarian Emergencies Whose Rights? Whose Responsibilities?||104|
|Index of Names||133|