Everyday Ethics: Inspired Solutions to Real-Life Dilemmas

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Penguin Group USA, 1994 - Philosophy - 204 pages
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“The perfect handbook for understanding what constitutes moral relations with friends, enemies, and one's own self.”
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In an age when most of us spend more time thinking about what movie we'll see than about how we want to lead our lives, nothing could be more timely and helpful than Everyday Ethics. In this refreshingly original book, Joshua Halberstam shows us how to develop a moral imagination—and have fun while doing it.

Halberstam demolishes the clichés of both religion and psychotherapy and entices us into looking at the small actions that make up the big picture of our character and values. Should we really refrain from making judgments? Should we let our conscience be our guide even if it urges us not to pay our taxes? Halberstam has something intriguing to say about these and many other issues. Witty and entertaining, Everyday Ethics is the moral equivalent of an aerobic dance session, as exhilarating as it is instructive.

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User Review  - Tori - Goodreads

Well worth reading--not because one should agree with his answers (what few he provides) but because one should be thinking about the questions he raises. Also the writing is entertaining, keeping the subject from getting dry. Thought provoking. Read full review

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User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

Active listening skills mean paraphrasing and it is possible to control emotions to some extent. I read this a few years ago and it changed my outlook on dealing with my emotions. I had never ... Read full review

Contents

The Morality of Romance
25
Creeps and Saints
45
THE MORALITY
61
Copyright

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About the author (1994)

Joshua Halberstam, Ph.D., divides his workday between teaching moral philosophy and directing marketing campaigns and managerial programs for a number of well-known companies. A frequent guest on "Oprah," he currently teaches philosophy at Columbia University. He is also the author of several other books, including Schmoozing and Everyday Ethics.

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