Ethics - described briefly as the norms by which acceptable and unacceptable behaviors are measured - has been the concern, and perhaps the great dilemma, of sentient humans since Socrates subjected it to philosophical inquiry almost 2,500 years ago. Socrates believed, without universal acceptance, that the most pertinent issues people must deal with are related to how we live our lives, what actions are and are not righteous, and how people should live together peacefully and harmoniously. A vast parade of philosophers, religious leaders, politicians, professors, and self-help gurus have followed Socrates' lead through the ensuing centuries; it's a popular and enduring subject, perhaps because it is so complex, intriguing, and pervasive in every facet of our lives.
Today, in 2015, ethics dominates our news in the form of antiethics. The headlines in newspapers and the lead stories on TV, radio, and Internet news are typically about such abhorrent behavior as lying, stealing, revenge, convictions for corruption, gratuitous murder, and misuse of public or other people's funds for personal gain. Readers, viewers, and listeners can hardly be faulted for thinking that we live in a corrupt society - exactly what Socrates and others did not want or envision. Perhaps the antiethical stance of the media is the most antiethical part of our society.
Nevertheless, the battle for a more ethical society rages unchecked and unabated; one needs only to examine the dozens of books with "ethics" in their titles on sale at Amazon or Barnes & Noble, including this one and those that are listed in Appendix G. I daresay that the authors, including the two who created this audiobook, hope that their words and thoughts will help move us toward a more civil society.
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About the Author
PETE GEISSLER is an author of books, teacher of writing, and a professional/technical writer for various firms. He taught Advanced Professional and Technical Writing at Carnegie Mellon University and Writing for Environmental Professionals at the Graduate School of Environmental Science and Management, Duquesne University. He is now completing a collection of his works and a fictionalized version of the growth of electricity and its role in capital punishment. Pete has written five books that have been published by traditional, vanity, and, now, his own house, The Expressive Press. One book was a publisher's best seller and another was a finalist in Best Books 2004. His sixth book will be available by the end of 2015. In addition, he has ghost-written more than three million words that have been either published in trade magazines or spoken in formal settings. www.theexpressivepress.com; peteswriteshops.com; peteswords.com. email@example.com.
BILL O’ROURKE capped his life-long career at Alcoa as President, Alcoa Russia, the company’s largest manufacturing facility. Previously Bill served as Patent Counsel, Asst. General Counsel, Corporate Auditor, CIO, VP if Global Business Services, VP of Purchasing and VP of Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability. He now teaches ethics at The Palumbo Graduate School of Business, Duquesne University, is Fellow in Ethics at Brigham Young University, and lectures on ethics at Notre Dame, Arizona State, and several other universities. He was recently elected to the Board of Directors at John Carrroll University, his alma mater.