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Everyday Ethics: Inspired Solutions to Real-Life Dilemmas

Everyday Ethics: Inspired Solutions to Real-Life Dilemmas
Author: Joshua Halberstam
ISBN 13: 9780140165586
ISBN 10: 140165584
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1994-04-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
List Price: $15.00

The author of Virtues and Values: An Introduction to Ethics shows readers how to develop a moral imagination--and have fun doing it--as he demolishes the cliches of religion ...

Publishers Weekly

This pragmatic guide aims to penetrate the thickets of moral confusion in contemporary society. Although the subject matter is serious and of perennial concern, Halberstam ( Acing College ; Virtues and Values ), who is professor in the philosophy department at New York University, shows that while ``it takes effort to get yur ethics right . . . ethics can also be fun.'' Morality in relationships, in the expression of emotions, in the matter of judgments, and in the choices imposed by modern life are some of the aspects he addresses, with considerable verve and wit. He concedes that today's society makes it difficult for people to tie together the many strands of their personal value systems, but contends that the average person can successfully do so nevertheless. BOMC selection. (Apr.)