Men, Management, and Morality

Author: Robert T. Golembiewski

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412828473

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Reprint with a new introduction by the author. Originally published 1965, McGraw-Hill. Golembiewski, (political science, U. of Georgia) proposes a firm link between organizational values and the use of social and behavioral scientific knowledge. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Nietzsche, Genealogy, Morality

Author: Richard Schacht

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520083180

Category: History

Page: 479

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Nietzsche's On the Genealogy of Morals has become a prominent text of recent Western philosophy. An influence on psychoanalysis, antihistoricism, and poststructuralism and an abiding challenge to ethical theory, the philosopher's book addressed many of the major philosophical problems and possibilities of modernity. In this collection of essays focusing on Nietzsche's book, twenty-five philosophers offer discussions of the book's central themes and concepts. They explore such notions as ressentiment, asceticism, "slave" and "master" moralities, and what Nietzsche calls "genealogy" and its relation to other forms of inquiry in his work.
Morality

Author: Bernard Gert

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195122565

Category: Philosophy

Page: 408

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In this final revision of the classic work, the author has produced the fullest and most sophisticated account of this influential theoretical model. Here, he makes clear that morality is an informal system that does not provide unique answers to every moral question but does always limit the range of morally acceptable options, and so explains why some moral disagreements cannot be resolved. The importance placed on the moral ideals also makes clear that the moral rules are only one part of the moral system. A chapter that is devoted to justifying violations of the rules illustrates how the moral rules are embedded in the system and cannot be adequately understood independently of it. The chapter on reasons includes a new account of what makes one reason better than another and elucidates the complex hybrid nature of rationality.
Morality among Nations

Author: Mary Maxwell

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791403491

Category: Political Science

Page: 198

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Morality among Nations, a rejoinder to Hans Morgenthau's Politics among Nations, offers a pathbreaking synthesis of sociobiology and international relations theory. It shows that two different moralities evolved in human pre-history--one, the "standard morality" from which abstract ethical principles arise concerning such things as obligation and justice; and the other, "group morality" or the proclamation of the group's right to survive and its superiority over other groups. Part One surveys the philosophical literature on the question of international morality, introducing arguments offered by both classical theorists such as Machiavelli, Hobbes, and Grotius, as well as twentieth century writers such as Reinhold Niebuhr, Hedley Bull, Richard Falk, and Charles Beitz. Part Two presents the relevant sociobiological theories focusing on Robert Trivers' work on the evolution of moral emotions, and Richard Alexander's and Pierre van den Berghe's work on the evolution of group behavior and ethnocentrism. Part Three analyzes the traditional philosophical work on international morality in light of new sociobiological ideas.
Morality & Power

Author: Daniel Judah Elazar

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015018869514

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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This collection of essays by distinguished Israeli and American Jews focuses on the problems of relating morality and power in contemporary statecraft. The following three questions are addressed in detail by the contributors: 1) Is there a difference between individual morality and the morality of public policy choices for a state or other political community? 2) Assuming a less than perfect world, how should political communities, their leaders and members deal with the problem of maintaining moral positions under duress or at times of crisis? 3) To what extent does or should a morally relativistic or morally absolutist position influence one's conclusions with regard to the first two questions? Contributors: Sidney Hook, Moshe Landau, Manfred Gerstenfeld, Natan Yanai, Netanel Lorch, Ismar Schorsh, Meir Shitrit, Shmuel Trigano, Baruch Susser, and others. Co-published with the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
Morality for Moderns

Author: Corbin Fowler

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9051839243

Category: Philosophy

Page: 152

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This book defends morality against the critiques of egoims, subjectivism, and relativism. It argues that we can and should construe some moral standards as objective and that justice and self-development are the cornerstones of healthy morality. Opening with a dialogue meant to tease and provoke the reader, the book's subsequent chapters treat misconceptions about morality, the possibility of unselfish action, the nature of free will and moral responsibility, and the identity of moral right and wrong.