Evolution Science and Ethics in the Third Millennium

Evolution Science and Ethics in the Third Millennium
Author: Robert Cliquet,Dragana Avramov
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 538
Release: 2018-01-10
ISBN: 3319730908
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution Science and Ethics in the Third Millennium Book Excerpt:

The book aims to revitalise the interdisciplinary debate about evolutionary ethics and substantiate the idea that evolution science can provide a rational and robust framework for understanding morality. It also traces pathways for knowledge-based choices to be made about directions for future long-term biological evolution and cultural development in view of adaptation to the expected, probable and possible future and the ecological sustainability of our planetary environment The authors discuss ethical challenges associated with the major biosocial sources of human variation: individual variation, inter-personal variation, inter-group variation, and inter-generational variation. This book approaches the long-term challenges of the human species in a holistic way. Researchers will find an extensive discussion of the key theoretical scientific aspects of the relationship between evolution and morality. Policy makers will find information that can help them better understand from where we are coming and inspire them to make choices and take actions in a longer-term perspective. The general public will find food for thoughts.

Nursing Ethics

Nursing Ethics
Author: Janie B. Butts,Karen L. Rich
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2019-02-15
ISBN: 1284170225
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nursing Ethics Book Excerpt:

The fifth edition of Nursing Ethics has been revised to reflect the most current issues in healthcare ethics including new cases, laws, and policies. The text continues to be divided into three sections: Foundational Theories, Concepts and Professional Issues; Moving Into Ethics Across the Lifespan; and Ethics Related to Special Issues focused on specific populations and nursing roles.

Ethics in Public Service for the New Millennium

Ethics in Public Service for the New Millennium
Author: Richard Chapman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2019-07-12
ISBN: 1351752693
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethics in Public Service for the New Millennium Book Excerpt:

This title was first published in 2000: The focus of this analysis is that of moral standards in public service, with special attention to the role(s) of officials. It presents discussion of some of the issues that seem to the contributors to be of pressing importance and that seem to have relevance for public service in the new millennium. It concentrates in particular on public officials, and the constraints imposed on them by the political environment in liberal democracies.

Infectious Diseases in the New Millennium

Infectious Diseases in the New Millennium
Author: Mark Eccleston-Turner,Iain Brassington
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2020-05-15
ISBN: 3030398196
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Infectious Diseases in the New Millennium Book Excerpt:

This book examines the often tough questions raised by infectious diseases through essays that explore a host of legal and ethical issues. The authors also offer potential solutions in order to ensure that past errors are not repeated in response to future outbreaks. The essays touch on a number of key themes, including institutional competence, the accountability and responsibility of non-state actors, the importance of pharmaceuticals, and the move towards a rights-based approach in global health. Readers gain insights into such important questions as follows: How can we help victims in other countries? What (if any) responsibility should be placed upon international organizations whose actions exacerbate infectious diseases? How can we ensure that pharmaceutical research helps all communities, even those who cannot afford to pay for the products? While broadly covering global health law, the book adopts an inter-disciplinary approach that draws on public international law, philosophy, international relations, human rights law, and healthcare economics. As such, it is a valuable resource for academic libraries, appealing to scholars and postgraduates engaged in relevant research, as well as to those engaged with global health and policy at the international level.

The Seductiveness of Virtue

The Seductiveness of Virtue
Author: John J. Fitzgerald
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN: 0567657019
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Seductiveness of Virtue Book Excerpt:

John J. Fitzgerald addresses here one of life's enduring questions - how to achieve personal fulfillment and more specifically whether we can do so through ethical conduct. He focuses on two significant twentieth-century theologians - Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Pope John Paul II - seeing both as fitting dialogue partners, given the former's influence on the Second Vatican Council's deliberations on the Jews, and the latter's groundbreaking overtures to the Jews in the wake of his experiences in Poland before and during World War II. Fitzgerald demonstrates that Heschel and John Paul II both suggest that doing good generally leads us to growth in various components of personal fulfillment, such as happiness, meaning in life, and freedom from selfish desires. There are, however, some key differences between the two theologians - John Paul II emphasizes more strongly the relationship between acting well and attaining eternal life, whereas Heschel wrestles more openly with the possibility that religious commitment ultimately involves anxiety and sadness. By examining historical and contemporary analyses, including the work of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, the philosopher Peter Singer, and some present-day psychologists, Fitzgerald builds a narrative that shows the promise and limits of Heschel's and John Paul II's views.

The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese

The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese
Author: Mark T. Conard
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2007-05-31
ISBN: 0813137160
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese Book Excerpt:

Academy Award--winning director Martin Scorsese is one of the most significant American filmmakers in the history of cinema. Although best known for his movies about gangsters and violence, such as Mean Streets, Goodfellas, Casino, and Taxi Driver, Scorsese has addressed a much wider range of themes and topics in the four decades of his career. In The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese, an impressive cast of contributors explores the complex themes and philosophical underpinnings of Martin Scorsese's films. The essays concerning Scorsese's films about crime and violence investigate the nature of friendship, the ethics of vigilantism, and the nature of unhappiness. The authors delve deeply into the minds of Scorsese's tortured characters and explore how the men and women he depicts grapple with moral codes and their emotions. Several of the essays explore specific themes in individual films. The authors describe how Scorsese addresses the nuances of social mores and values in The Age of Innocence, the nature of temptation and self-sacrifice in The Last Temptation of Christ and Bringing Out the Dead, and the complexities of innovation and ambition in The Aviator. Other chapters in the collection examine larger philosophical questions. In a world where everything can be interpreted as meaningful, Scorsese at times uses his films to teach audiences about the meaning in life beyond the everyday world depicted in the cinema. For example, his films touching on religious subjects, such as Kundun and The Last Temptation of Christ, allow the director to explore spiritualism and peaceful ways of responding to the chaos in the world.Filled with penetrating insights on Scorsese's body of work, The Philosophy of Martin Scorsese shows the director engaging with many of the most basic questions about our humanity and how we relate to one another in a complex world.

Confronting Information Ethics in the New Millennium

Confronting Information Ethics in the New Millennium
Author: Laurie Burkhart,Jake Friedberg,Trevor Martin,Kavitha Sharma,Morgan Ship,University of Colorado Boulder. Leeds School of Business
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 171
Release: 2007*
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Communication
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Taking Religious Pluralism Seriously

Taking Religious Pluralism Seriously
Author: Barbara A. McGraw,Jo Renee Formicola
Publsiher: Baylor University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1932792333
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Taking Religious Pluralism Seriously Book Excerpt:

The clash between the religious right and the secular left undermines any serious debate about the role of religion in American public life. Such strident cultural rhetoric often ignores the positive contributions of America's many religions. By contrast, this volume celebrates America's religious diversity, demonstrating that religious pluralism is actually one of democracy's basic building blocks. Taking Religious Pluralism Seriously expands on Barbara A. McGraw's framework for understanding religious participation in public life—a two-tiered public forum, consisting of the civic public forum and the conscientious public forum. The chapters explore how diverse religious communities and traditions, including “newer” and marginalized religions, can make a meaningful contribution to American society and politics.

21st Century Communication A Reference Handbook

21st Century Communication  A Reference Handbook
Author: William F. Eadie
Publsiher: SAGE
Total Pages: 942
Release: 2009-05-15
ISBN: 1412950309
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

21st Century Communication A Reference Handbook Book Excerpt:

Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on Communication will highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of communication ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st Century. The purpose is to provide undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not as much jargon, detail or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter.

Destroying Mara Forever

Destroying Mara Forever
Author: John Powers,Charles S. Prebish
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-02-16
ISBN: 1559393416
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Destroying Mara Forever Book Excerpt:

A thought-provoking collection of essays on Buddhist ethics by some of the leading thinkers in the field. The reader is provided with engaging explorations of central issues in Buddhist ethics, insightful analyses of the ways Buddhist ethical principles are being applied today in both Asian and Western countries, and groundbreaking proposals about how Buddhist perspectives might inform debates on some of the core ethical issues of the modern world, including consumerism, globalization, environmental problems, war, ethnic conflict, and inter-religious tensions. The leading figure in identifying the field of Buddhist ethics and articulating some of its core issues is Professor Damien Keown of the University of London. This book brings together a group of eminent scholars who have all been influenced by Keown's work and who are also friends and close colleagues. The result is a wonderful volume for those who are struggling with practical issues of ethical concern. This will be a valuable resource in the study of ethics for years to come.

Food Animal Husbandry and the New Millennium

Food Animal Husbandry and the New Millennium
Author: James A. Serpell,Thomas D. Parsons
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2019-04-24
ISBN: 1135586683
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Food Animal Husbandry and the New Millennium Book Excerpt:

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Ethics for the New Millennium

Ethics for the New Millennium
Author: Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 237
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9781322839134
Category: Buddhist ethics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Justpeace Ethics

Justpeace Ethics
Author: Jarem Sawatsky
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2009-03-26
ISBN: 0718842944
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Justpeace Ethics Book Excerpt:

Too often when people enter into conflict with an eye on how to resolve it, manage it or transform it, they lose sight of the people involved and the desired end. Too often justice and peace serve as an ideal or some distant shore. We have not yet learned enough about how these ends can also be the means of restorative justice and peacebuilding. Drawing on the imaginations of some leading peace and restorative justice practitioners, this book identifies components of a justpeace imagination. This imagination is the basis of justpeace ethics, where the end goal is touched with each step. This simple little book is designed to help those struggling with how to respond to conflict and violence in an ethical and transformative way. It offers practical examples of how analysis, intervention and evaluation of peacebuilding and restorative justice can be rooted in imagination of justpeace ethics.

Traces of Transcendence

Traces of Transcendence
Author: Duncan S. Ferguson
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2022-04-07
ISBN: 1666735981
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Traces of Transcendence Book Excerpt:

The author, Duncan Ferguson, draws upon his years as chaplain and professor in university settings, where seeking answers to hard and perplexing questions are the order of the day. One that continually surfaces is whether there is any evidence of divine transcendence in the natural world, in history, or in the human experience. Is there a God who might provide universal values, guidance to those seeking solutions to the overwhelming problems we face, and a measure of inner peace for troubled souls? This question is considered one of the most difficult to answer in a definitive way, and in a university setting, it is often answered by a clear no or simple neglect in that the question is not generally viewed as within the domain of the goals of the university. Dr. Ferguson believes that it is, and that it should be explored by our best minds in our universities and indeed the best minds in the world, by those with game-changing power, and by committed and compassionate seekers. It is especially not the exclusive domain of cultic preachers. He explores what might be interpreted as evidence of a divine Transcendence, looking within the natural world, human history, the history of religious thought in the great religions, and the need for divine guidance as the human family faces the critical crisis of the survival of planet Earth. Universal values, compassion, justice, and peace, often rooted in the great religious traditions, should guide us.

Ethical Communication

Ethical Communication
Author: Clifford G. Christians,John C. Merrill
Publsiher: University of Missouri Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2013-02-15
ISBN: 0826271847
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethical Communication Book Excerpt:

Proponents of professional ethics recognize the importance of theory but also know that the field of ethics is best understood through real-world applications. This book introduces students and practitioners to important ethical concepts through the lives of major thinkers ranging from Aristotle to Ayn Rand, John Stuart Mill to the Dalai Lama. Some two dozen contributors approach media ethics from five perspectives—altruistic, egoistic, autonomous, legalist, and communitarian—and use real people as examples to convey ethical concepts as something more than mere abstractions. Readers see how Confucius represents group loyalty; Gandhi, nonviolent action; Mother Teresa, the spirit of sacrifice. Each profile provides biographical material, the individual’s basic ethical position and contribution, and insight into how his or her moral teachings can help the modern communicator. The roster of thinkers is gender inclusive, ethnically diverse, and spans a broad range of time and geography to challenge the misperception that moral theory is dominated by Western males. These profiles challenge us not to give up on moral thinking in our day but to take seriously the abundance of good ideas in ethics that the human race provides. They speak to real-life struggles by applying to such trials the lasting quality of foundational thought. Many of the root values to which they appeal are cross-cultural, even universal. Exemplifying these five ethical perspectives through more than two dozen mentors provides today’s communicators with a solid grounding of key ideas for improving discussion and attaining social progress in their lives and work. These profiles convey the diversity of means to personal and social betterment through worthwhile ideas that truly make ethics come alive.

Buddhist Ethics

Buddhist Ethics
Author: Jay L. Garfield
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-10-29
ISBN: 0190907665
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buddhist Ethics Book Excerpt:

Buddhist Ethics presents an outline of Buddhist ethical thought. It is not a defense of Buddhist approaches to ethics as opposed to any other, nor is it a critique of the Western tradition. Garfield presents a broad overview of a range of Buddhist approaches to the question of moral philosophy. He draws on a variety of thinkers, reflecting the great diversity of this 2500-year-old tradition in philosophy but also the principles that tie them together. In particular, he engages with the literature that argues that Buddhist ethics is best understood as a species of virtue ethics, and with those who argue that it is best understood as consequentialist. Garfield argues that while there are important points of contact with these Western frameworks, Buddhist ethics is distinctive, and is a kind of moral phenomenology that is concerned with the ways in which we experience ourselves as agents and others as moral fellows. With this framework, Garfield explores the connections between Buddhist ethics and recent work in moral particularism, such as that of Jonathan Dancy, as well as the British and Scottish sentimentalist tradition represented by Hume and Smith.

Exploring Communication Ethics

Exploring Communication Ethics
Author: Pat Arneson
Publsiher: Peter Lang
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780820488240
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring Communication Ethics Book Excerpt:

Innovative in its approach and content, Exploring Communication Ethics: Interviews with Influential Scholars in the Field enlivens the study of human communication ethics by presenting interviews conducted with nine communication ethics scholars along with an advanced literature review. The interviews provide accessible and insightful discussions of the philosophical and theoretical issues central to communication ethics, revealing insights about the scholars' experiences and thought processes unavailable elsewhere. This book is written for upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty members interested in communication ethics from the perspective of human communication and rhetorical studies, philosophy, and sociology.

This Worldly Nibbana

This Worldly Nibbana
Author: Hsiao-Lan Hu
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2011-12-01
ISBN: 1438439342
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This Worldly Nibbana Book Excerpt:

A Buddhist feminist social ethics for contemporary times.

Minimal English for a Global World

Minimal English for a Global World
Author: Cliff Goddard
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 292
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN: 3319625128
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Minimal English for a Global World Book Excerpt:

This book introduces a new tool for improving communication and promoting clearer thinking in a world where the use of Global English can create numerous comprehension and communication issues. Based on research findings from cross-linguistic semantics, it contains essays and studies by leading experts exploring the value and application of ‘Minimal English’ in various fields, including ethics, health, human rights discourse, education and international relations. In doing so, it provides informed guidelines and practical advice on how to communicate in clear and cross-translatable ways in Minimal English. This innovative edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of applied linguistics, language education and translation studies.

Enlightenment to Go

Enlightenment to Go
Author: David Michie
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2012-01-03
ISBN: 0861717570
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Enlightenment to Go Book Excerpt:

The Dalai Lama always recommends a classic text by the Buddhist master Shantideva as essential reading for those seeking a practical approach to Buddhism. With its life-changing teachings and transcendent wisdom, it is one of the world's great spiritual treasures. In Enlightenment to Go, David Michie provides a lively, accessible introduction to the 'best of' Shantideva. He shows how the insights of Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life can transform the spiritual well-being of modern day readers, and he unpacks its powerful antidotes to contemporary problems, including stress, anxiety and depression. He also offers a gentle introduction to meditation in order to help readers integrate these transformational insights into daily life. Recounting stories from his own journey, Michie illustrates the relevance of Shantideva's breakthrough teachings to a typically busy Westerner with warmth and humour. Whether you are a newcomer to Buddhism or a seasoned practitioner, Enlightenment To Go offers a glimpse of a radiantly different reality.