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How Good People Make Tough Choices : Resolving the Dilemmas of Ethical Living

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How Good People Make Tough Choices offers the practical tools for careful deliberation of the ethical predicaments of daily living. It is a book for those who want to address and resolve tough choices through energetic self-reflection.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 255 pages
  • 134 x 202 x 18mm | 222.26g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised, Updated ed.
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061743992
  • 9780061743993
  • 165,714

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Should you take a much-needed vacation or save money for the kids' education? Protect the endangered owl or maintain jobs for loggers? Have a heart-to-heart with a lying employee or fire him on the spot?

All of us face ethical choices. Sometimes they're easy: One side is wrong and the other is right. But how do we handle the really tough "right vs. right" dilemmas, where each side has strong moral arguments and we can't do both? This book helps us build Ethical Fitness(R)--a values-based decision-making process so definitive that it's now a registered trade mark.

Rushworth M. Kidder, founder of the Institute for Global Ethics, teaches us how to think for ourselves in order to resolve ethical dilemmas ranging from the intimately personal to the broadly philosophical. Unique in its approach and rich with illustrative anecdotes--updated with examples of real-world conflicts from today's political realm and from Dr. Kidder's own observations--How Good People Make Tough Choices is an indispensable resource for spotting, understanding, and resolving our toughest decisions.
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A brilliant analysis that squarely faces all the issues and can be grasped by the thoughtful nonspecialist. --Kirkus Reviews"
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