The Quest for a Moral Compass

A Global History of Ethics
Author: Kenan Malik
Publisher: Melville House
ISBN: 1612194044
Category: Philosophy
Page: 400
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The story of the global search for moral truths In this remarkable and groundbreaking book, Kenan Malik explores the history of moral thought as it has developed over three millennia, from Homer’s Greece to Mao’s China, from ancient India to modern America. It tells the stories of the great philosophers, and breathes life into their ideas, while also challenging many of our most cherished moral beliefs. Engaging and provocative, The Quest for a Moral Compass confronts some of humanity’s deepest questions. Where do values come from? Is God necessary for moral guidance? Are there absolute moral truths? It also brings morality down to earth, showing how, throughout history, social needs and political desires have shaped moral thinking. It is a history of the world told through the history of moral thought, and a history of moral thought that casts new light on global history.

Moral Compass

Stories for a Life's Journey
Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684803135
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 824
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Presents a selection of spiritually and morally uplifting literature, organized according to the stages on life's way

The Moral Compass of Public Relations


Author: Brigitta R. Brunner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131729520X
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 246
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The civic and moral responsibilities of public relations are hotly contested topics. While many researchers call for focusing on ethics in public relations, they concentrate on ethics in relation to how people do their jobs. In actuality, emphasis should move beyond professional codes of ethics to include general morality and citizenship. Currently, as the profession receives greater scrutiny, it is important to be aware of the value of public relations in the community. This book centers on four areas of public relations’ conscience in order to examine its role in morality and citizenship: civic professionalism, corporate social responsibility, ethics, and public communication. This approach will help to answer the question of what is public relations’ responsibility to the public good.

Finding Your Moral Compass

Transformative Principles to Guide You in Recovery and Life
Author: Craig Nakken
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 1592858708
Category: Self-Help
Page: 244
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Finding Your Moral Compass

Ethical Leadership

Progress with a Moral Compass
Author: Joan Marques
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351795538
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 216
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This book introduces readers to the moral dilemmas associated with business decisions, helping students to understand the moral and ethical considerations leaders face in the workplace, and providing a framework for balancing business demands with doing the right thing. The author walks readers through the basics of Western moral philosophy before the 20th century and beyond it, covering Utilitarianism, Universalism, the Golden Rule, and Virtue Ethics as well as compelling Eastern moral philosophy to help readers link individual behavior to the larger scheme of corporate social responsibility. The text combines this with a survey of various leadership theories—such as servant leadership, awakened leadership, authentic leadership, and spiritual leadership—to present a model that combines the strengths of each theory. Students will become familiar with the mindsets behind moral pitfalls along with their potentially disastrous effects and how these can be overcome. Chapter summaries and relevant cases, including studies on Fidel Castro, Wells Fargo, Mylan’s EpiPen Price Gouging, and more will help students to place theories in context, learning how to achieve success in business ventures successfully, compassionately and ethically. With an easy-to-grasp three-part progression and reflective questions for both chapters and cases, Ethical Leadership will benefit students of leadership and business ethics.

The Moral Compass

Leadership for a Free World
Author: Lindsay J. Thompson
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1607520575
Category: Self-Help
Page: 179
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The Moral Compass presents a model of morality as a guide to valuesbased leadership. In a free, pluralist society, diverse stakeholders with competing moral claims present serious challenges to the strategic momentum of business, government, NGOs, and community organizations. Leaders need to know how to manage these challenges effectively. The Moral Compass is their guide. As recent history has repeatedly demonstrated, leaders who avoid, impose, or gloss over the centrality of values in realizing a strategic vision can produce severely flawed outcomes such as loss of confidence, corruption, and market failure. The Moral Compass provides leaders with effective tools to manage this complex, strategic environment by engaging directly with stakeholders to clarify and articulate normative values without privileging or diminishing specific moral traditions. The Moral Compass is rich blend of scholarship, practical wisdom, and usable tools. It is a readable, accessible book that draws from a range of scholarship in humanities, business, science, and social sciences to explain the dynamics of human morality. Academically oriented readers will find intellectually challenging resources and references. Pragmatic readers will be able to use this knowledge to cultivate a robust personal moral compass as a leadership tool for building ethical teams, practice groups, and organizational cultures, for framing and managing moral dilemmas, and for conducting an ethical discernment and decisionmaking process. Ethics in business and leadership studies is emerging as a rich field for scholarship. As an active business faculty member in the field, Dr Thompson is familiar with the published literature of colleagues in the Society for Business Ethics, the International Society for Business Ethics and Economics, the Academy of Management, and the American Philosophical Association. As a blend of theory and practice, The Moral Compass is unique among business ethics books in providing a framework for including and managing the volatility of ethical issues arising from tensions between traditional religious and modern secular morality. Rather than avoid these conflicts, the book anchors their source in the inherent complexity of human neurochemistry, individuation, and socialization as a context for moral meaning and conscience. The book includes numerous exercises in reflection, dialogue, and discernment that enable readers to find common moral ground with people from divergent wisdom traditions. The book synthesizes a wide range of knowledge in a presenting practical model for moral discernment, dialogue, and decision making.

The Moral Compass of the American Lawyer

Truth, Justice, Power, and Greed
Author: Richard A. Zitrin,Carol M. Langford
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 030780741X
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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These are perilous times for Americans who need access to the legal system. Too many lawyers blatantly abuse power and trust, engage in reckless ethical misconduct, grossly unjust billing practices, and dishonesty disguised as client protection. All this has undermined the credibility of lawyers and the authority of the legal system. In the court of public opinion, many lawyers these days are guiltier than the criminals or giant corporations they defend. Is the public right? In this eye-opening, incisive book, Richard Zitrin and Carol Langford, two practicing lawyers and distinguished law professors, shine a penetrating light on the question everyone is asking: Why do lawyers behave the way they do? All across the country, lawyers view certain behavior as "ethical" while average citizens judge that same conduct "immoral." Now, with expert analysis of actual cases ranging from murder to class action suits, Zitrin and Langford investigate lawyers' behavior and its impact on our legal system. The result is a stunningly clear-eyed exploration of law as it is practiced in America today--and a cogent, groundbreaking program for legal reform. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Just Freedom: A Moral Compass for a Complex World


Author: Philip Pettit
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039324301X
Category: Political Science
Page: 160
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An esteemed philosopher offers a vision for the central role of one of our most cherished—and controversial—ideas. In this rigorous distillation of his political philosophy, Philip Pettit, author of the landmark work Republicanism, champions a simple standard for our most complex political judgments, offering a challenging ideal that nevertheless holds out a real prospect for social and democratic progress. Whereas many thinkers define freedom as the absence of interference—we are left alone to do as we please—Pettit demands that in their basic life choices free persons should not even be subject to a power of interference on the part of others. This notion of freedom as non-domination offers a yardstick for gauging social and democratic progress and provides a simple, unifying standard for analyzing our most entangled political quandaries. Pettit reaffirms the ideal, already present in the Roman Republic, of a free citizenry who enjoy equal status with one another, being individually protected by a law that they together control. After sketching a fresh history of freedom, he turns to the implications of the ideal for social, democratic, and international justice. Should the state erect systems for delivering mandatory healthcare coverage to its citizens? Should voting be a citizen’s only means of influencing political leaders? Are the demands of the United Nations to be heeded when they betray the sovereignty of the state? Pettit shows how these and other questions should be resolved within a civic republican perspective. Concise and elegant in its rhetoric and ultimately radical in its reimagining of our social arrangements, Just Freedom is neither a theoretical treatise nor a practical manifesto, but rather an ardent attempt to elaborate the demands of freedom and justice in our time.

Setting the Moral Compass

Essays by Women Philosophers
Author: Cheshire Calhoun
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195154754
Category: Medical
Page: 384
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Setting the Moral Compass brings together the (largely unpublished) work of nineteen women moral philosophers whose powerful and innovative work has contributed to the "re-setting of the compass" of moral philosophy over the past two decades. The contributors, who include many of the top names in this field, tackle several wide-ranging projects: they develop an ethics for ordinary life and vulnerable persons; they examine the question of what we ought to do for each other; they highlight the moral significance of inhabiting a shared social world; they reveal the complexities of moral negotiations; and finally they show us the place of emotion in moral life.

Ethical Challenges in Health Care

Developing Your Moral Compass
Author: Vicki D. Lachman, PhD, MBE, APRN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826110909
Category: Medical
Page: 288
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Designated a Doody's Core Title! Lachman successfully addresses the most important topics in health care ethics in this volume...The 20 chapters are divided logically and proceed onward from those dealing with the evolution of the philosophical basis for personal and organizational ethics...This text would be a highly useful resource for both undergraduate- and graduate-level health care ethics courses... Summing Up: Recommended. --Choice This book is written for 'all healthcare professionals,' from those providing healthcare services to those administrating healthcare organizations. [It] offers a detailed account of the concept of moral courage within the context of healthcare delivery?.[and] offers clarity and advice on numerous ethical problems. --Doody's Stand up for what you believe in, even if it means standing alone. -Nelson Mandela As a health professional or health care leader, have you ever: Had to address the problem of uninsured patients in your hospital? Had to deliver bad news to patients and families? Wanted to report an unethical colleague? If so, you need this book on your bookshelf. Health care managers and professionals face serious ethical dilemmas like these every day. This book provides the knowledge, insight, strategies, and encouragement necessary for developing moral courage in health care practice, even in the face of adversity. Lachman outlines both personal and organizational strategies to help nurses, physicians, physical therapists, and health care leaders develop moral courage, and face difficult ethical challenges in health care practice and management head-on. Lachman presents numerous, real-life case examples to illustrate skills and opportunities for developing moral courage in the workplace. Also included are tips for executives on how to develop their ethical leadership skills. Key Features: Presents guidelines for developing moral courage for organization leaders as well as for individual practitioners Discusses topics of critical concern to nurses and physicians, including patient autonomy, informed consent, and the importance of truth-telling Highlights pressing issues for health care leaders, including the uninsured in America, managing disruptive practitioners, and promoting patient safety Includes guidelines for standing up and speaking out against unethical practices Reiterates Key Points to Remember at the end of each chapter

The Japanese Communist Party

Permanent Opposition, but Moral Compass
Author: Peter Berton,Sam Atherton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351857819
Category: Social Science
Page: 146
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This book provides an historical overview of the Japanese Communist Party from its foundation to the present. It outlines the development of the party, explores its stance on key issues and discusses how the party has set a high moral tone, avoiding compromising coalitions with other parties, being intolerant of corruption within its own ranks, and frequently and consistently opposing the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. The book also considers the internal nature of the party, which continues to have a mass membership, and which in recent years has softened its former somewhat rigid approach. The book emphasizes the importance for Japan of this moral approach as the conscience of the nation, especially as the present Abe government moves Japan to the right, even though the Japanese Communist Party has never gained power and is never likely to.

A Moral Compass


Author: Melissa Fenton
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 1937520277
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 105
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"A moral compass" is an autobiography that takes you through the dysfunctional life of a schizo-affective person from around the age of thirteen to the mid-thirties. This book covers such issues as spousal abuse, drug abuse, it's after effects, and abortion. It is told in the first person and might help family members of people with mental illness to understand the illness better. The settings of this person's life range from the oil fields of Texas to the mountains of Utah, where they spent some time as a Christian living around Mormons. "A moral compass" is a short read and to the point, I hope the reader finds it informative as well as thought provoking.

Ian Fleming's Seven Deadlier Sins and 007's Moral Compass


Author: Benjamin Pratt
Publisher: Front Edge Publishing
ISBN: 1934879126
Category: Religion
Page: 175
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Here's a book that will open your eyes and fascinate you with the many guises of evil in our times. It's also a book that will usefully disturb you, as you find these evil processes at work in your own life. Ultimately, it's a book that will reward your efforts as you look at evil through the eyes of Ian Fleming's James Bond. Like bond, you too might be roused to take on the dragons of evil in our midst. Great for individual reflection or small group study. Includes a complete study guide and other extras to help you quickly spark discussion in your group.

The Ethic of Care

A Moral Compass for Canadian Nursing Practice
Author: Kathleen Stephany
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
ISBN: 1608053040
Category: Medical
Page: 232
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The Ethic of Care: a Moral Compass for Canadian Nursing Practice, is unique from other nursing ethics textbooks in several key ways. the book adds a heightened dimension to the already rich knowledge in the field of applied nursing ethics and the ethic of care. the author argues that the ethic of care, or the moral imperative to act justly, be the guiding compass for everything that nurses do. It is with passion and conviction that nurses are encouraged to embody the ethic of care as a lived virtue. Nurses are also inspired to be the leaders of tomorrow by working toward achieving accountability and sustainability in the Canadian publicly funded health care system and by effectively addressing social inequities. At the end of each chapter the author conveys real life case studies, as derived from her experiences as a critical care nurse, psychiatric nurse clinician and former Coroner. These vignettes bring the subject to life and serve as a means for applying newly acquired ethical knowledge.

A New Unified Theory of Psychology


Author: Gregg Henriques
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461400585
Category: Psychology
Page: 290
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Concern about psychology’s fragmentation is not new, but there has for the past decade been increasing calls for psychologists to acknowledge to the costs associated with fragmentation and to search for ways to unify the discipline. A New Unified Theory of Psychology introduces a new system that addresses psychology’s current theoretical and philosophical difficulties. The new theory consists of four interlocking pieces that together provide—for the first time—a macro-level view that clarifies the nature of psychology’s problems and offers a clear way to unify the various elements of the field. The unified theory provides the field of psychology with a well-defined subject matter, allowing both academic and professional psychologists will be able to develop a shared language and conceptual foundation.

Winners Play By the Rules

Keep Your Moral Compass
Author: Jon Huntsman
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780132468923
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 10
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This is the eBook version of the printed book. This Element is an excerpt from Winners Never Cheat: Even in Difficult Times (ISBN: 9780137009039) by Jon M. Huntsman. Available in print and digital formats. How to keep your moral compass pointed toward “true North”--even when those around you are compromising their ethics. No one is raised in a moral vacuum. Every mentally balanced human recognizes basic right from wrong. Whether a person is brought up Christian, Jew, Buddhist, Muslim, Hindu, Unitarian, New Age, a freethinker, or an atheist, he or she is taught from toddler on that you shouldn’t lie, steal, cheat, or be deliberately rude, and there are consequences for doing so….

Shakespeare's Moral Compass


Author: DR NEEMA. PARVINI
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781474432894
Category: LITERARY CRITICISM
Page: N.A
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The Journalist's Moral Compass

Basic Principles
Author: Steven R. Knowlton,Patrick R. Parsons
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275951535
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 246
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What basic ethical principles should guide American journalists to help them justify their invasion of an individual's privacy, to be "objective" in their reporting, to avoid being influenced by government or economic controls? A wire service and newsroom veteran and a sociologist and scholar in mass media/communications have designed a philosophical guide for students, scholars, and practitioners to use as a kind of "moral compass." Key excerpts from some of the most important writings on the subject from Milton to Louis Brandeis, from Plato to Sissela Bok, and from Adam Smith to John Merrill deal with some of the most serious contemporary issues in journalism today. This short text also includes the Society of Professional Journalists' Code of Ethics and a full index.

The Mighty Hughes

From Prairie Lawyer to Western Canada's Moral Compass
Author: Craig McInnes
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
ISBN: 1772032069
Category: Political Science
Page: 320
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An in-depth look at the life and career of retired judge and conflict-of-interest commissioner Ted Hughes, whose unflinching integrity earned him the reputation as Canada’s moral compass. Throughout his sixty-year career, Ted Hughes has been a model of ethical conduct in the Canadian judicial system. The son of immigrant homesteaders who grew up in Saskatoon during the Depression, he might have retired as a respected senior judge in the town where he was born had his career not been sideswiped by the intense party politics underpinning Canadian judicial appointments in the 1970s. The injustice he felt led him to BC, where he reinvented himself as a civil servant in a province that was earning a reputation for wacky, unprincipled politics. There, he became Canada’s moral compass, a man of such integrity that his condemnation alone persuaded one premier to resign and another to bring in a watchdog to look after vulnerable children. Hughes has ferociously defended the principles that underpin the best of our society. He has an unfashionable belief in the virtue of the law, the nobility and responsibility of public service, and the honour of politicians and politics. He was an early defender of equal rights for women in the legal system, the protection of children in care, and in recognizing the disastrous effect of colonization on First Nations. This is the story of his remarkable life and how he became the lion Canadians needed him to be in when the credibility of our political system was on the line.

Lost in Transition

The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood
Author: Christian Smith,Kari Christoffersen,Hilary Davidson,Patricia Snell Herzog
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199878250
Category: Social Science
Page: 296
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Life for emerging adults is vastly different today than it was for their counterparts even a generation ago. Young people are waiting longer to marry, to have children, and to choose a career direction. As a result, they enjoy more freedom, opportunities, and personal growth than ever before. But the transition to adulthood is also more complex, disjointed, and confusing. In Lost in Transition, Christian Smith and his collaborators draw on 230 in-depth interviews with a broad cross-section of emerging adults (ages 18-23) to investigate the difficulties young people face today, the underlying causes of those difficulties, and the consequences both for individuals and for American society as a whole. Rampant consumer capitalism, ongoing failures in education, hyper-individualism, postmodernist moral relativism, and other aspects of American culture are all contributing to the chaotic terrain that emerging adults must cross. Smith identifies five major problems facing very many young people today: confused moral reasoning, routine intoxication, materialistic life goals, regrettable sexual experiences, and disengagement from civic and political life. The trouble does not lie only with the emerging adults or their poor individual decisions but has much deeper roots in mainstream American culture--a culture which emerging adults have largely inherited rather than created. Older adults, Smith argues, must recognize that much of the responsibility for the pain and confusion young people face lies with them. Rejecting both sky-is-falling alarmism on the one hand and complacent disregard on the other, Smith suggests the need for what he calls "realistic concern"--and a reconsideration of our cultural priorities and practices--that will help emerging adults more skillfully engage unique challenges they face. Even-handed, engagingly written, and based on comprehensive research, Lost in Transition brings much needed attention to the darker side of the transition to adulthood.