Ethics in a Cocoon: How (Not) to Live Well Together

Przednia okładka
AuthorHouse, 2007 - 496
Cocoon demonstrates, in easy-to-understand language, that ethics is about trust, and happiness. Trust is the essential ingredient to mutally-supportive and durable relationships, focused on reducing life's imperfections. Such relationships are the key to happiness. But we cannot live deep inside protective cocoons and still build trust and relationships. Instead, we must develop all the dimensions of what makes us human--intellectual (truth), spiritual (unity), moral (goodness), and aesthetic (beauty). Above all, we have to know ourselves, and be able to pass the "mirror test" every day. Our most important relationship, after all, being with ourself, and we don't discover our spiritual unity without a Personal Strategic Plan. Nor can we become ethically fit without enthusiasm, equanimity and a commitment to excellence--traits not found in cocoons. Only ethical fitness can help us find the resolution to the fundamental ethical dilemmas we all face--truth versus loyalty, short-term versus long-term, individual versus community, and justice versus mercy. This book suggests we use a variety of lenses to look at the world today--power, wealth, prestige, status. We use the lenses of economics, politics, and technology. We do not use nearly enough the lens of ethics--relationships, happiness, decency, and the golden mean. Once we're ethically fit--the result of continuous practice--we're able to recognize ethical dilemmas, approach them skillfully, and resolve them successfully. This book shows the way to such fitness, which is useful in any context or relationship, personal, local or global. Cocoon is a self-improvement book of the first order, with real-life macro-illustrations of the ethical dilemmas we face in a complex and crowded world in which too many of us pursue the dictates of false gods. It includes over 500 practice questions, and was developed as a textbook in the ethics courses the author taught to seniors at Ramapo College from 2002 th
 

Co mówią ludzie - Napisz recenzję

Nie znaleziono żadnych recenzji w standardowych lokalizacjach.

Spis treści

Ode to a Grecian Urn John Keats
159
Imagine John Lennon
183
Ghost of Tom Joad Bruce Springsteen
199
Follow Your Bliss Joseph Campbell
212
Passions and History Eugen RosenstockHuessy
225
Coriolanus Excerpt William Shakespeare
245
Social Harmony Tom Morris
259
A Road Less Traveled Robert Frost
274
The Hour of Living Rightly Horace 111
111
Whats Needed for Ethical Fitness Kidder 112
112
The Golden Mean Horace 117
117
The Four Major Ethical Dilemma Paradigms 123
123
Ethics 32 125
125
Golden Straitjacket Thomas L Friedman 134
134
Entitlements as a Percent of GDP 136
136
Pernicious Drift Alan Greenspan 142
142

Amid the Blur V David Schwantes
287
U S Economic and Population Data
383
Practice Questions 516
392
World Population and Economic Data
405
Endnotes
445
Introduction 28 41
449
Quotations Excerpts Lyrics Poems 95
15
Values and Relics Michael Josephson 288
16
Sanibel Dreams Anonymous 350
17
Happiness 46 67
18
King John Act 4 Scene 2 William Shakespeare 26
26
AIE Elements of Ethical Fitness 27
27
GDP 19502004 48
48
Material Girl Madonna 49
49
3P Model of Happiness 56
56
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong 58
58
Ethics Is about Relationships 66
66
The Island of Truth Sir Francis Bacon 75
75
Not Ready to Make Nice Dixie Chicks 85
85
Know Thyself Notes on Delphi 94
94
Relationships Are about Trust 100
100
ShortTerm Versus LongTerm Real Growth The Cost of Growth Naivete
148
Trust Is Also about Respect and Humility 149
149
Entitlements 26 150
150
The Trite Subjects Albert Einstein 157
157
Beauty 26 176
176
Household Wealth 1995 and 2005 by Quartile 185
185
Food Security 1999 2004 191
191
Corporations 2005 197
198
The Four Inseparable Es of Ethics 216
216
The Reasons for Enthusiasms Importance 223
223
Excellence 36 228
228
Living on 18000 237
237
The Bottom Quarter 33 253
253
Goodness 45 279
279
Values 29 309
309
Unity 12 353
353
Conclusion 19 371
371
U S Economic and Population Data 8 392
383
U S Workforce Data 9 403
403
World Population and Economic Data 18 427
427
Prawa autorskie

Kluczowe wyrazy i wyrażenia

Informacje bibliograficzne