Looking for a book about values? Look no further. Recently, Values of the Wise put out a wonderful new book featuring inspirational quotes, illuminating interviews, and a beautiful design. It culminates in wisdom, ideally. In 470 pages of interviews with experts on values and ethics, the grist for your wisdom mill is certainly present! I, the author, tried to make the presentation of the values in question about as simple as the material could be made – without cheapening it. I am very pleased to introduce you to Values & Ethics: From Living Room to Boardroom.
Which values are discussed and explored? Ethics, fulfillment, meaning, progressivism, truth, justice, social justice, media ethics, liberty, libertarianism, law, morality, progressive economics, progressive politics, character education, doubt (skepticism, essentially), existentialism, honor, integrity, creativity, wisdom, and self-respect.
The thirty guests who participated in the twenty dialogues that comprise the book all called in to the studio at the then-largest Internet-based radio station, World Talk Radio. I was the host, and it was also entitled Values & Ethics: From Living Room to Boardroom. The distinguished group of individuals (and the topics) are as follows:
Chapter 1: A Life of Integrity and Meaning
Kathleen Brooks, Ph.D. and Gary E. Kessler, Ph.D.
Chapter 2: Wisdom: We Need a Revolution
Copthorne MacDonald and Nicholas Maxwell, Ph.D.
Chapter 3: Doubt: Philosophical and Religious
Jennifer Michael Hecht, Ph.D.
Chapter 4: Economics from the Progressive Perspective
Jared Bernstein, Ph.D. and Edward S. Herman, Ph.D.
Chapter 5: Relationships and Social Policy That
Foster Moral Development and Caring
Marianne Preger-Simon, Ed.D. and Nel Noddings, Ph.D.
Chapter 6: Morality Applied to Politics
Arianna Huffington and David Callahan, Ph.D.
Chapter 7: Liberalism
Stephen Law, Ph.D.
Chapter 8: “Money Values” vs. “Life Values”
Kevin Danaher, Ph.D.
Chapter 9: Liberty: Its Value and Threats
Mark Potok and Amanda Phillips
Chapter 10: Learning from Our Past
Anthony Arnove, Ph.D.
Chapter 11: Values-Based Leadership
Tom Morris, Ph.D. and Bernie Horn
Chapter 12: An Ethical and Fulfilling Life
Chapter 13: Corporate Social Responsibility
Mallen Baker and Scott Farrell
Chapter 14: Applying Philosophy to Your Life
Arthur Dobrin, Ph.D. and Tom Morris, Ph.D.
Chapter 15: The Ethics and Function of the Media
Daniel C. Hallin, Ph.D. and Fred Brown
Chapter 16: Business Ethics
Ronald F. Duska, Ph.D. and Michael Boylan, Ph.D.
Chapter 17: Social Entrepreneurship
Chapter 18: Amending Capitalism: How and Why?
Gar Alperovitz, Ph.D.
Chapter 19: A Progressive Perspective on Justice,
Liberty, and Social Problems
Michael Ratner, J.D. and Matthew Rothschild
Chapter 20: Improving the Character & Ethics of Children
Bernice Lerner, Ph.D.
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