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Best Books on Ethics

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Business Ethics
Best Practices for Designing and Managing Ethical Organizations
Denis Collins - 2018-01-19
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Business Ethics: Best Practices for Designing and Managing Ethical Organizations, Second Edition focuses on how to create organizations of high integrity and superior performance. Author Denis Collins shows how to design organizations that reinforce ethical behavior and reduce ethical risks using his unique Optimal Ethics Systems Model that outline...
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Practical Ethics
Peter Singer - 2011-02-20 (first published in 1979)
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For thirty years, Peter Singer's Practical Ethics has been the classic introduction to applied ethics. For this third edition, the author has revised and updated all the chapters, and added a new chapter addressing climate change, one of the most important ethical challenges of our generation. Some of the questions discussed in this book concern ou...
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The Nicomachean Ethics
Aristotle - 2009-07-15 (first published in 340)
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'Happiness, then, is the best, noblest, and most pleasant thing in the world.'In the Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle's guiding question is: what is the best thing for a human being? His answer is happiness, but he means, not something we feel, but rather a specially good kind of life. Happiness is made up of activities in which we use the best human c...
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The Metaphysics of Morals and Ethics
Immanuel Kant - 2009-06-20 (first published in 1785)
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Immanuel Kant's Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals ranks alongside Plato's Republic and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics as one of an influential work in moral philosophy. Its aim is to search for and establish the supreme principle of morality, the categorical imperative. He argues that every human being is an end in himself or herself, never t...
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Susan J. Fowler
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History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues
Steven M. Cahn, Peter Markie - 2019-10-01 (first published in 1998)
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Ethics: History, Theory, and Contemporary Issues, Seventh Edition, features fifty-nine selections organized into three parts, providing instructors with great flexibility in designing and teaching a variety of courses in moral philosophy. Spanning 2,500 years of ethical theory, the first part, Historical Sources, ranges from Plato to Nietzsche. The...