How Good People Make Tough Choices

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Harper Collins, Feb 28, 2006
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Should you take a much-needed vacation or save money for your children's education? Should you protect the endangered owl or maintain jobs for loggers? How do you handle questions such as these? We frequently face ethical dilemmas in our daily lives, and few have trouble with the right vs. wrong choices. However, the right vs. right dilemmas, in which neither choice is clearly or widely accepted as wrong, many times present obstacles that call for value-based decisions, and that's where we often need help. Kidder -- the founder of the Institute for Global Ethics -- teaches us how to think for ourselves in order to resolve any ethical dilemma, from the personal to the philosophical. Unique in its approach and full of illustrative anecdotes, How Good People Make Tough Choices is an indispensable resource for arriving at sound conclusions when facing tough choices.
 

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Founder of the Institute for Global Ethics, Kidder (Agenda for the 21st Century, LJ 2/15/88) presents his philosophy, principles, and modus operandi of ethical decision-making. He first examines how ... Read full review

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Contents

Why Ethics Matters
19
Ethical Fitness
48
Core Values
70
Chapter 7
149
Theres Only Ethics
175
Chapter 10
222
Index
249
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Rushworth M. Kidder was a professor of English at Wichita State University for ten years before becoming an award-winning columnist and editor at the "Christian Science Monitor". The author of ten books on subjects ranging from international ethics to the global future, he won the 1980 Explicator Literary Foundation Award for his book on the poetry of E.E. cummings. He and his wife, Elizabeth, live in Lincolnville, Maine.

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