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On Bullshit
Harry G. Frankfurt
0691122946
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
"One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit," Harry G. Frankfurt writes, in what must surely be the most eyebrow-raising opener in modern philosophical prose. "Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted." This compact little book, as pungent as the phenomenon it explores, attempts to articulate a theory of this contemporary scourge--what it is, what it does, and why there's so much of it. The result is entertaining and enlightening in almost equal measure. It can't be denied; part of the book's charm is the puerile pleasure of reading classic academic discourse punctuated at regular intervals by the word "bullshit." More pertinent is Frankfurt's focus on intentions--the practice of bullshit, rather than its end result....


Integrity : The Courage to Meet the Demands of Reality

0060849681


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From Publishers Weekly
For Cloud, an author, clinical psychologist and corporate consultant, integrity is more than just a person's ethics and morals. The French and Latin meanings of the word hint at its origins, "that the whole thing is working well, undivided, integrated, intact and uncorrupted." Achieving this "wholeness" requires the development of six character traits (creates trust, unafraid of reality, results-oriented, solves "negative realities," causes growth and finds meaning in life) which Cloud examines in great detail, using business stories like Proctor and Gamble's success in China and the experiences of his CEO friends and clients. What each of his stories has in common is how success, often wild success across multiple fields, is fueled by openness, honesty to one's self and to others and "true trust," which is borne...


Ethics
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
068481501X
September 1995
Paperback
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Review
LifeHe is admired by people as the example of what a modern Christian must be.

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Life He is admired by people as the example of what a modern Christian must be.

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Ethics: Theory and Practice, Eighth Edition

0131830023


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Book Description
Well renowned and highly acclaimed, Ethics: Theory and Practice introduces readers with little or no background in philosophy or ethics to traditional and contemporary ethical theory using a clear, jargon-free style and a flexible organization. Discussing theories that readers can relate to their own life experiences, this Eighth Edition applies its material to various fields in the real world such as business, medicine, the environment, and the media. A host of examples and case studies illustrates for readers how to set up their own systematic, rational ethics and how to apply ethical theories to traditional and contemporary moral issues. For professionals with a career or interest in philosophy, ethics, psychology, and education.

The publisher, Prentice-Hall Humanities/Social...


Richest Man in Babylon
George S. Clason
0451205367
January 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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Los Angeles Times
A great gift.

Saul Rodriguez
It is an excellent financial book --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Every Man's Battle
Stephen Arterburn
1578563682
July 2000
Paperback
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Review
"There is no more common enemy of true manhood than the diversion or the perversion of our sexual capacities. I welcome every contribution to the arsenal of resistance."

-Jack W. Hayford, Litt.D., pastor of The Church on the Way and president of The King's Seminary

"The vulnerable, honest, and insightful pages of this book reveal what every
man must know."

-Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, authors of Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts

"Clear, practical principles for sexual purity...a call for courage, commitment,
and self-discipline."

-Dr. John C. Maxwell, founder of The INJOY Group

"Read with an open heart, Every Man's Battle may save your marriage and your witness."

-Dr. Gary Rosberg, president of America's Family Coaches...


Animal Rights : Current Debates and New Directions

0195305108


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Book Description
Cass Sunstein and Martha Nussbaum bring together an all-star cast of contributors to explore the legal and political issues that underlie the campaign for animal rights and the opposition to it. Addressing ethical questions about ownership, protection against unjustified suffering, and the
ability of animals to make their own choices free from human control, the authors offer numerous different perspectives on animal rights and animal welfare. They show that whatever one's ultimate conclusions, the relationship between human beings and nonhuman animals is being fundamentally
rethought. This book offers a state-of-the-art treatment of that rethinking.


A Deficit of Decency
Zell Miller
0974537632
Apr 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
In February of 2004, Senator Zell Miller delivered the speech "A Deficit of Decency" on the Senate floor. The speech considered the very soul of America and generated an unexpectedly massive response from people across the nation. Expanding on this theme in his new book by the same title, former U.S. Senator and Georgia Governor Zell Miller identifies a wide range of issues—from media and sports role models, to the judiciary, to the decline of traditional Christian values of the family, responsibility and sacrifice—where an absence of decency is threatening the heart of America. "A Deficit of Decency" addresses specific issues where Miller sees a need to return to a basic sense of duty. Miller writes in the preface, "There have been ten generations of Americans since this nation was founded….Each left...


Altering the Blueprint: The Ethics of Genetics
Alexander McCall Smith
076075019X
May 2004
Compact Disc
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Book Description
8 CDs, 14 lectures, book-length course guide


Moral Man and Immoral Society: A Study in Ethics and Politics
Niebuhr Reinhold
0664224741
January 2002
Paperback
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Corporate Finance + Student CD-ROM + Standard & Poor's card + Ethics in Finance PowerWeb (Irwin Series in Finance)
Stephen A. Ross, et al
0072971231
March 11, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description

Corporate Finance is today’s most authoritative book on— and covers every angle of—corporate finance. Updates to this edition include a more user-friendly approach, new or updated cases that illustrate top companies addressing real world situations, topical articles written by scholars and practitioners, and more.

About the Author
Stephen Ross is presently the Franco Modigliani Professor of Finance and Economics at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. One of the most widely published authors in finance and economics, Professor Ross is recognized for his work in developing the Arbitrage Pricing Theory and his substantial contributions to the discipline through his research in signaling, agency theory, option...



Cowboy Ethics: What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the West
James P. Owen
1931153957
April 2005
Paperback
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From the Back Cover
Having been rocked by one damaging revelation of misbehavior after another, Wall Street is in a state of crisis. Investors are disgusted by the misdeeds of a few and suspicious of the industry at large. Every firm finds its integrity open to question. Regulators are up in arms. And the industry is facing billions of dollars in costs to comply with a floodtide of new regulations.
But imagine what could happen if Wall Street firms looked back to a simpler time when a handshake was enough to seal a deal, and right and wrong were as clear as black and white. What if executives, portfolio managers, analysts, and traders decided that some things aren’t for sale? What if every major investment firm agreed to live by the principle that the client always comes first?
In words and images, Cowboy Ethics explores...


Every Young Man's Battle
Stephen Arterburn
1578565375
Mar 2002
Paperback
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From AudioFile
This is an evangelical Christian view of male sexuality, in particular that of adolescent men. The authors are tastefully explicit, discussing a number of topics--premarital sex, masturbation, desire and lust, and pornography--and presenting ways to handle them according to the authors' interpretation of scripture. Charles and Yankee do a competent job in this abridged production. Both have an easygoing pace that does not lag, and one has something of a country accent that is not overdone. M.T.F. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

Book Description
In this world you’re surrounded by sexual images that open the door to temptation. They’re...


Nicomachean Ethics
Aristotle
0486400964
April 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
This enduringly profound treatise was first used by the students of Aristotle’s famous Athenian school, the Lyceum; since then it has exercised a lasting effect on Western philosophy and continues to resonate for modern readers. Aristotle identifies the goal of life as happiness and discusses its attainment through the contemplation of philosophic truth. Inexpensive edition of a literary and philosophical classic.


The Greatest Miracle in the World
Og Mandino
0553279726
Jan 1983
Paperback
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From AudioFile
Writer/orator Og Mandino draws on his storytelling skill to inspire us ‡ la Andrew Carnegie, Norman Vincent Peale et al. His message and style probably work best on the credulously hopeful. More personality shines in his voice than in his prose. Probably more spontaneous when speaking before a live audience, he exudes cracker-barrel New England tone. Y.R. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Book Description
A work that will lift the mind and heart of every reader. --Dr. Norman Vincent Peale --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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The Ethical Brain
Michael S. Gazzaniga
1932594019
April 29, 2005
Hardcover
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Review
Alan Alda : "If it were possible for this book to have been written a couple of thousand years ago, we might have avoided a lot of misery. What an important question it raises: what is known about the brain that can guide us in forming a set of rational ethical principles? The great frontier before us is the question of how we will deal with one another, and this fascinating book gets us on our way. "-Alan Alda
Robert Bazell : "Michael Gazzaniga is one of the country's preeminent brain scientists and a keen observer of much about human behavior. Not content merely to serve on the President's Council on Bioethics, he took the opportunity to formulate a new understanding of how the emerging field of neuroscience might actually allow us to solve what seem to be so many intractable ethical issues raised by modern medicine. This...


There's No Such Thing as "Business" Ethics: There's Only One Rule for Making Decisions
John C. Maxwell
0446532290
August 2003
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
The author of THINKING FOR A CHANGE and THE 21 IRREFUTABLE LAWS OF LEADERSHIP uses his friendly baritone voice and moral groundedness to offer a classic lesson: Morality at work is no different from morality anywhere else, if you base your actions on the Platinum Rule, which is to treat others BETTER than you want to be treated yourself. With fresh-sounding aphorisms, history lessons, and stories from contemporary business life, Maxwell sells this simple idea with a personal authority that contains no smugness or conceit. His generous spirit and security with himself open the ear and heart to an audio lesson that should never go out of fashion. T.W. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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Every Woman's Battle
Shannon Ethridge
1578566851
July 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
When does an affair begin? Not with the first forbidden touch…but with the first forbidden thought. Unexpectedly, you find yourself enjoying a powerful emotional bond with another man. You feel like you matter to someone again. And the door you thought was locked so firmly–the door to sexual infidelity–is suddenly ajar.

The only way women can survive the intense struggle for sexual integrity is by guarding not just your body, but your mind and heart as well. Every Woman’s Battle can help you learn to do that. Using real-life stories and examples from her own struggle, Shannon Ethridge helps women like you–whether married, engaged, or planning to marry someday.

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When does an affair begin? Not with the...


Issues and Ethics in the Helping Professions
Gerald Corey
0534614434
February 2006
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Up-to-date and comprehensive, this practical best-selling text now available with an online personalized study plan, helps students learn how to deal with and apply ethical standards. The authors provide readers with the basis for discovering their own guidelines within the broad limits of professional codes of ethics and divergent theoretical positions. They raise what they consider to be central issues, present a range of diverse views on these issues, discuss their position, and provide readers with many opportunities to refine their own thinking and to actively develop their own position. The authors explore such questions as: What role do the therapist's personal values play in the counseling relationship? What ethical responsibilities and rights do clients and therapists have? And, what considerations are...


Our Endangered Values : America's Moral Crisis
Jimmy Carter
0743284577
November 1, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
After several books on spirituality and homespun values (most recently Sharing Good Times), President Carter turns his attention to the political arena. He is gravely concerned by recent trends in conservatism, many of which, he argues, stem from the religious right's openly political agenda. Criticizing Christian fundamentalists for their "rigidity, domination and exclusion," he suggests that their open hostility toward a range of sinners (including homosexuals and the federal judiciary) runs counter to America's legacy of democratic freedom. Carter speaks eloquently of how his own faith has shaped his moral vision and of how he has struggled to reconcile his own values with the Southern Baptist church's transformation under increasingly conservative leadership. He also makes resonant connections between religion and political...


The Prince
Niccolo Machiavelli
0553212788
Aug 1984
Paperback
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Book Review
When Lorenzo de' Medici seized control of the Florentine Republic in 1512, he summarily fired the Secretary to the Second Chancery of the Signoria and set in motion a fundamental change in the way we think about politics. The person who held the aforementioned office with the tongue-twisting title was none other than Niccolò Machiavelli, who, suddenly finding himself out of a job after 14 years of patriotic service, followed the career trajectory of many modern politicians into punditry. Unable to become an on-air political analyst for a television network, he only wrote a book. But what a book The Prince is. Its essential contribution to modern political thought lies in Machiavelli's assertion of the then revolutionary idea that theological and moral imperatives have no place in the political arena. "It must be...


The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
Anne Fadiman
0374525641
Jan 1997
Paperback
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Book Review
Lia Lee was born in 1981 to a family of recent Hmong immigrants, and soon developed symptoms of epilepsy. By 1988 she was living at home but was brain dead after a tragic cycle of misunderstanding, overmedication, and culture clash: "What the doctors viewed as clinical efficiency the Hmong viewed as frosty arrogance." The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is a tragedy of Shakespearean dimensions, written with the deepest of human feeling. Sherwin Nuland said of the account, "There are no villains in Fadiman's tale, just as there are no heroes. People are presented as she saw them, in their humility and their frailty--and their nobility." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From School Library Journal
YA?A compelling anthropological...


The President of Good and Evil: The Ethics of George W. Bush
Peter Singer
0641679297

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Principles of Corporate Finance + Student CD + Ethics in Finance PowerWeb + Standard and Poor's (McGraw-Hill/Irwin Series in Finance, Insurance, and Real Est)
Richard A Brealey, et al
0073130826
January 25, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Principles of Corporate Finance is the worldwide leading text that describes the theory and practice of corporate finance. Throughout the book the authors show how managers use financial theory to solve practical problems and as a way of learning how to respond to change by showing not just how but why companies and management act as they do. The text is comprehensive, authoritative, and modern and yet the material is presented at a common sense level. The discussions and illustrations are unique due to the depth of detail blended with a distinct sense of humor for which the book is well known and highly regarded. This text is a valued reference for thousands of practicing financial managers. Richard A. Brealey and Stewart C. Myers welcome Franklin Allen as a new coauthor to this Eighth Edition. Sometimes the...


Ethics of School Administration
Kenneth A. Strike
0807745731
February 2005
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
This popular text features a rigorous yet practical approach to the difficult dilemmas that so often arise in school administration. Using case studies to illustrate particular ethical issues, the authors cover such topics as: standards, assessment and evaluation, equal opportunity, multiculturalism, religious differences, due process, freedom of expression, personal liberty and authority. Updated to address today’s emphasis on meeting standards and raising test scores, the new Third Edition features: * New cases that discuss current issues such as zero tolerance policies and integrity in reporting data. * A revised chapter addressing the difficulty of focusing on standards while also dealing with competing demands, such as respecting the professional judgment of teachers, turning schools into learning...


Doing Business by the Good Book
David L. Steward
1401300626
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Jesus' teachings were not meant to be spoken only on Sunday, writes Steward, CEO of World Wide Technology Inc., the world's largest African-American-owned company. Rather, those teachings were meant to be implemented everywhere, including the workplace. In this book, Steward shares 52 biblical principles in short, easy-to-read chapters that can be digested once a week for a full year or devoured in one sitting. Steward draws heavily on his own knowledge of building a high-tech company from the ground up, and also his corporate experiences at FedEx and Union Pacific. He has a real knack for helping readers see how biblical principles relate to those experiences and to contemporary business issues. Even the trendy notion of "branding" is placed thoughtfully with a relevant Scripture (Matthew 12:33: "Either make...


The Happiness Hypothesis
Jonathan Haidt
0465028012
December 24, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak, lamented St. Paul, and this engrossing scientific interpretation of traditional lore backs him up with hard data. Citing Plato, Buddha and modern brain science, psychologist Haidt notes the mind is like an "elephant" of automatic desires and impulses atop which conscious intention is an ineffectual "rider." Haidt sifts Eastern and Western religious and philosophical traditions for other nuggets of wisdom to substantiate—and sometimes critique—with the findings of neurology and cognitive psychology. The Buddhist-Stoic injunction to cast off worldly attachments in pursuit of happiness, for example, is backed up by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's studies into pleasure. And Nietzsche's contention that what doesn't kill us makes us stronger is...


Small Giants : Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big
Bo Burlingham
1591840937
December 29, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
What do the Anchor Stream microbrewery and underground rock star Ani DiFranco have in common? The two are among Burlingham's examples of privately held businesses that have become "giants" in their field without becoming huge corporations. (And if you don't think being a rock star is a business, consider that DiFranco's dealings with local vendors in her Buffalo neighborhood have led to the creation of more than 100 new jobs.) For the 14 small companies profiled here, success comes by getting richer, not by getting bigger. Burlingham's central conceit, that these are companies that excel in generating "mojo," may seem abstract at first, but he carefully demystifies the term by focusing on issues like community relations and customer service. The owners he interviews speak from hard-won experience about resisting...

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