Moral Ground

Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore,Michael P. Nelson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 478

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Collects testimony by visionaries around the world--including President Barack Obama, the Dalai Lama, the Pope and award-winning writers, scientists, business leaders and more--who all make a moral and spiritual argument for saving the environment. 25,000 first printing. $175,000 ad/promo.

Moral Ground

Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore,Michael P. Nelson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781595340856

Category: Nature

Page: 478

View: 6834

"An anthology bringing together the testimony of over eighty theologians, religious leaders, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, naturalists, activists, and writers to present a diverse and compelling call to honor humans' moral responsibility to the planet in the face of environmental degradation, species extinction, and global climate change"--Provided by publisher.

Moral Ground

Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore,Michael P. Nelson

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 1595341056

Category: Nature

Page: 464

View: 4755

Moral Ground brings together the testimony of over eighty visionaries—theologians and religious leaders, scientists, elected officials, business leaders, naturalists, activists, and writers—to present a diverse and compelling call to honor our individual and collective moral responsibility to our planet. In the face of environmental degradation and global climate change, scientific knowledge alone does not tell us what we ought to do. The missing premise of the argument and much-needed center piece in the debate to date has been the need for ethical values, moral guidance, and principled reasons for doing the right thing for our planet, its animals, its plants, and its people. Contributors from throughout the world (including North America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and Europe) bring forth a rich variety of heritages and perspectives. Their contributions take many forms, illustrating the rich variety of ways we express our moral beliefs in letters, poems, economic analyses, proclamations, essays, and stories. In the end, their voices affirm why we must move beyond a scientific study and response to embrace an ongoing model of repair and sustainability. These writings demonstrate that scientific analysis and moral conviction can work successfully side-by-side. This is a book that can speak to anyone, regardless of his or her worldview, and that also includes a section devoted to “what next” thinking that helps the reader put the words and ideas into action in their personal lives. Thanks to generous support from numerous landmark organizations, such as the Kendeda Fund and Germeshausen Foundation, the book is just the starting point for a national, and international, discussion that will be carried out in a variety of ways, from online debate to “town hall” meetings, from essay competitions for youth to sermons from pulpits in all denominations. The “Moral Ground movement” will result in a newly discovered, or rediscovered, commitment on a personal and community level to consensus about our ethical obligation to the future.

Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals

Author: Immanuel Kant

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551115399

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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Kant’s Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, first published in 1785, is still one of the most widely read and influential works of moral philosophy. This Broadview edition combines a newly revised version of T.K. Abbott’s respected translation with material crucial for placing the Groundwork in the context of Kant’s broader moral thought. A varied selection of other ethical writings by Kant on subjects including our moral duties, fundamental principles of justice, the concept of happiness, and the relation of morality to religion are included, along with important criticisms of Kant’s ethics by Fichte, Schiller, Hegel, and Sidgwick.

Elements of Moral Cognition

Rawls' Linguistic Analogy and the Cognitive Science of Moral and Legal Judgment

Author: John Mikhail

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521855780

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 406

View: 8132

John Mikhail explores whether moral psychology is usefully modelled on aspects of Universal Grammar.

What Price the Moral High Ground?

Ethical Dilemmas in Competitive Environments

Author: Robert H. Frank

Publisher: Tor/Forge

ISBN: 9780691006727

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 203

View: 1581

Drawing on research Robert Frank has conducted and published since 1990, he challenges the familiar homo economicus stereotype by describing how people create bonds that sustain cooperation in one-shot prisoner's dilemmas.

Moral Ground: Teaching Guide

Author: Kathleen Moore,Michael Nelson

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 1595347992

Category: Study Aids

Page: 80

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A Teaching and Study Guide for Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril

Freedom's Law

The Moral Reading of the American Constitution

Author: Ronald Dworkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198265573

Category: Constitutional law

Page: 427

View: 7341

Written by the world's best-known political and legal theorist, Freedom's Law: The Moral Reading of the American Constitution is a collection of essays that discuss almost all of the great constitutional issues of the last two decades, including abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, homosexuality, pornography, and free speech. Professor Dworkin offers a consistently liberal view of the Constitution and argues that fidelity to it and to law demands that judges make moral judgments.He proposes that we all interpret the abstract language of the Constitution by reference to moral principles about political decency and justice. His `moral reading therefore brings political morality into the heart of constitutional law. The various chapters of this book were originally published separately and are now drawn together to provide the reader with a rich, full-length treatment of Dworkin's general theory of law.

The Moral Landscape

How Science Can Determine Human Values

Author: Sam Harris

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 143917122X

Category: Religion

Page: 307

View: 6104

Calls for an end to religion's role in dictating morality, demonstrating how the scientific community's understandings about the human brain may enable the establishment of secular codes of behavior.

The Art of Moral Protest

Culture, Biography, and Creativity in Social Movements

Author: James M. Jasper

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226394961

Category: Social Science

Page: 530

View: 2477

In The Art of Moral Protest, James Jasper integrates diverse examples of protest—from nineteenth-century boycotts to recent movements—into a distinctive new understanding of how social movements work. Jasper highlights their creativity, not only in forging new morals but in adopting courses of action and inventing organizational forms. "A provocative perspective on the cultural implications of political and social protest."—Library Journal

Great Tide Rising

Towards Clarity and Moral Courage in a Time of Planetary Change

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1619027569

Category: Social Science

Page: 358

View: 3104

Even as seas rise against the shores, another great tide is beginning to rise – a tide of outrage against the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to justice and human rights, a swelling affirmation of moral responsibility to the future and to Earths fullness of life. Philosopher and nature essayist Kathleen Dean Moore takes on the essential questions: Why is it wrong to wreck the world? What is our obligation to the future? What is the transformative power of moral resolve? How can clear thinking stand against the lies and illogic that batter the chances for positive change? What are useful answers to the recurring questions of a storm-threatened time – What can anyone do? Is there any hope? And always this: What stories and ideas will lift people who deeply care, inspiring them to move forward with clarity and moral courage?


Reflections on Moving Water

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781558214088

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 7844

Twenty essays offer observations on rivers, life, love, loss, motherhood, happiness, evolution, and country music

Common Ground, Common Future

Moral Agency in Public Administration, Professions, and Citizenship

Author: Charles Garofalo,Dean Geuras

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420027808

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

View: 9906

Common Ground, Common Future: Moral Agency in Public Administration, Professions, and Citizenship examines the public and private roles of the citizen as a moral agent. The authors define this agent as a person who recognizes morality as a motive for action, and not only follows moral principles but also acknowledges morality as his or her principal. The book explains that public administration is a fundamentally moral enterprise that exists to serve the values that society considers significant, and that this moral nature makes public administration a prototype for other professions to emulate, a model of moral governance in American society. The title reflects the book's principal purpose and abiding hope: the development of a broad perspective on our individual and collective roles and responsibilities as citizens, professionals, and moral beings, with a recognition of mutual obligations to the large and small challenges inherent in the process of governance.

Books That Build Character

A Guide to Teaching Your Child Moral Values Through Stories

Author: William Kilpatrick,Gregory Wolfe,Suzanne M. Wolfe

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671884239

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 332

View: 9886

Argues reading can develop positive values, and evaluates 300 books

The Moral Background

An Inquiry Into the History of Business Ethics

Author: Gabriel Abend

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691159447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 399

View: 3643

"This major, innovative study of what American businessmen were urged to do, be, and believe between the 1850s and 1930s reveals differing underlying assumptions that shaped how business was viewed, and how it viewed itself. It brings a new depth and subtlety to the emerging field of the sociology of morality."--Steven Lukes, author of "Moral Relativism" "A successful treatment of the history of business ethics, this book provides what surely must be the most thorough account of the business ethics literature ever done. Coming at the material with a new, fully developed, and convincing theory, Abend analyzes business ethics from the perspective of the science of morality. A fine work."--Richard Swedberg, Cornell University "With exceptional intellectual maturity, ambition, and vision, Abend skillfully deploys his analysis of moral background through an in-depth look at how business ethicists, businessmen, and journalists dealt with moral tensions, scandals, and failures. The result is a magisterial historical analysis that adds complexity to current approaches, particularly to the study of moral dilemmas. This book is sure to have a lasting impact on the study of morality in sociology and beyond."--Michele Lamont, Harvard University "Exploring large questions of morality, "The Moral Background" is a thoughtful, innovative, and absorbing account of business ethics, most specifically the history of business ethics and business ethicists in the United States between the 1850s to 1930s. With an authoritative voice and vigorous prose, Abend displays a talent for conveying complex ideas with lucidity and he illustrates sophisticated concepts with apt examples. A major contribution to the fields of cultural and economic sociology."--Viviana Zelizer, author of "Economic Lives"

Fair Play

The Moral Dilemmas of Spying

Author: James M. Olson

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597973122

Category: Political Science

Page: 306

View: 3809

In the high-stakes world of spying, do the ends justify the means?

Hope for Common Ground

Mediating the Personal and the Political in a Divided Church

Author: Julie Hanlon Rubio,Julie Hanlon Azimova

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1626163065

Category: Religion

Page: 264

View: 6647

Much like American society, the American Catholic Church is sharply divided: conservatives see government as the problem while liberals see government intervention as necessary. From the high point of Catholic consensus in the early 1960s with the election of John F. Kennedy, today Catholics in this country are less united than at any point in their history. Not only do Catholics disagree on abortion, same-sex marriage, physician-assisted suicide, and social spending, but they also disagree about what the major social problems are. Despite these rancorous divisions, many Catholics share concerns about avoiding cooperation with evil and working within communities to solve social problems. Rubio tries to expand this existing common ground and argues, with a vision of what she calls faithful citizenship, that more can be done at the local level if those on the right and the left could come and reason together instead of remaining mired in tired debates over political v. personal morality. Rubio uses this framework of common ground to analyze four hot-button ethical and policy issues--the family, poverty, abortion, and end-of-life care--in the hope of initiating dialogue and inspiring communal action.

The Mortality and Morality of Nations

Jews, Afrikaners, and French-Canadians

Author: Uriel Abulof

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 110709707X

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 4744

Standing at the edge of life's abyss, we seek meaningful order. We commonly find this 'symbolic immortality' in religion, civilization, state and nation. What happens, however, when the nation itself appears mortal? The Mortality and Morality of Nations seeks to answer this question, theoretically and empirically. It argues that mortality makes morality, and right makes might; the nation's sense of a looming abyss informs its quest for a higher moral ground, which, if reached, can bolster its vitality. The book investigates nationalism's promise of moral immortality and its limitations via three case studies: French Canadians, Israeli Jews, and Afrikaners. All three have been insecure about the validity of their identity or the viability of their polity, or both. They have sought partial redress in existential self-legitimation: by the nation, of the nation and for the nation's very existence.

The Moral Case for Abortion

Author: Ann Furedi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137411198

Category: Political Science

Page: 165

View: 5855

This thought-provoking book sets out the ethical arguments for a woman’s right to choose. Drawing on the traditions of sociological thinking and moral philosophy, it maintains that there is a strong moral case for recognizing autonomy in personal decision-making about reproductive intentions. More than this, it argues that to prevent a woman from making her own choice to continue or end her pregnancy is to undermine the essence of her humanity. The author, a provider of abortion services in the UK, asserts that true respect for human life and true regard for individual conscience demand that we respect a woman’s right to decide, and that support for a woman’s right to a termination has moral foundations and ethical integrity. This fresh perspective on abortion will interest both pro- and anti-choice individuals and organizations, along with academics in the fields of gender studies, philosophy, ethics and religion. Listen to Ann Furedi and three distinguished panellists discuss her book here.

Life's Work

A Moral Argument for Choice

Author: Willie Parker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501151126

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 4650

In Life’s Work, an outspoken, Christian reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider (one of the few doctors to provide such services to women in Mississippi and Alabama) pulls from his personal and professional journeys as well as the scientific training he received as a doctor to reveal how he came to believe, unequivocally, that helping women in need, without judgment, is precisely the Christian thing to do. Dr. Willie Parker grew up in the Deep South, lived in a Christian household, and converted to an even more fundamentalist form of Christianity as a young man. But upon reading an interpretation of the Good Samaritan in a sermon by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., he realized that in order to be a true Christian, he must show compassion for all women regardless of their needs. In 2009, he stopped practicing obstetrics to focus entirely on providing safe abortions for the women who need help the most—often women in poverty and women of color—and in the hot bed of the pro-choice debate: the South. He soon thereafter traded in his private practice and his penthouse apartment in Hawaii for the life of an itinerant abortion provider, focusing most recently on women in the Deep South. In Life’s Work, Dr. Willie Parker tells a deeply personal and thought-provoking narrative that illuminates the complex societal, political, religious, and personal realities of abortion in the United States from the unique perspective of someone who performs them and defends the right to do so every day. He also looks at how a new wave of anti-abortion activism, aimed at making incremental changes in laws and regulations state by state, are slowly chipping away at the rights of women to control their own lives. In revealing his daily battle against mandatory waiting periods and bogus rules governing the width of hallways, Dr. Parker uncovers the growing number of strings attached to the right to choose and makes a powerful Christian case for championing reproductive rights.