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Sharing Common Ground

Sharing Common Ground

A Space for Ethics

  • Author: Robert Harvey
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 150132960X
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 328
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"A deep contribution to literary theory that champions the virtues of thinking in common--that is, cultural imagination--and the ethical power of art"--

Hope for Common Ground

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
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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.

Disability Ethics

Disability Ethics

A Framework for Practitioners, Professionals and Policy Makers

  • Author: Paul Jewell
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781863357548
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 240
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The social arrangements with which we are familiar work fairly well for most of us most of the time. We work, we earn, we pay taxes. We engage professionals when we need their advice. We expect that there will be doctors whose expertise can be relied upon if we are ill, that there will be schools staffed with knowledgeable teachers and courts presided over by fair judges. We vote for politicians who offer policies we favour. We require government to provide us with security, protect our freedom and assist those of us who cannot help themselves. These social arrangements rest on some shared assumptions and values. They assume that people are, by and large, free, self-determining persons who respect each other's rights and independence, and co-operate rationally and productively with each other. Our social arrangements are challenged when this assumption does not hold. What policies should government have in place for people who are not independent, or not rational, or not co-operative, or not productive? If, by some catastrophe, through accident, disability or mental illness, you became such a person, how should you be dealt with by professionals and government services? If, on the other hand, you are a professional, how should you go about making decisions for clients who are not well placed to make decisions for themselves? Are there standards of professional ethics that can deal with this situation? Are there ethical standards that can be applied by managers of service organizations, or by policy writers, or by government officials? Are there ethical standards that concerned citizens should demand of government, of service organizations and of professionals who provide for vulnerable people? Drawing on the stories of people with disabilities and their service providers, Paul Jewell explores ethical theories, tests their practical application, and offers strategies essential to practitioners, managers, policy-makers and professionals who provide services to people with disabilities.

Ethical Encounters

Ethical Encounters

Spaces and Selves in the Writings of Rudy Wiebe

  • Author: Janne Korkka
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9401209790
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 313
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The problems of knowing and representing the other are acute every time we encounter a text as writers or readers. Ethical Encounters engages with the representation of encounters with alterity in the writings of the Canadian author Rudy Wiebe. Drawing on Emmanuel Levinas’s philosophy on the ethics of encountering the other, the book argues that Wiebe’s writings show that the self’s knowledge offers an inadequate basis for ethically valid representations of those encounters. In the search for ethical ways of engaging with alterity, Wiebe’s writings offer new ways of employing silence and the presence of the unknowable as means to explore encounters with alterity. Ethical Encounters shows that dividing Wiebe’s work into two sharply distinct categories of ‘Mennonite’ and ‘First Nations’ writings overlooks important connections between the author’s central works and may seriously hinder the interrogation of narrative engagement with alterity. While such human encounters resonate against ethical strategies of representation, the greatest challenge for the ethics of encounter in Wiebe’s texts arises in encounters with the alterity of space. Ethical Encounters engages with both physical and narrative spaces which are not permanently fixed in landscape or geography, or in human perceptions of place, arguing that the most radical expressions of alterity in Wiebe’s writings emerge in encounters with the spaces of the Canadian North. The study raises questions about the relationship between the self and the other as they concern knowing: what does the self know when it claims to know another person or space? How does the narrating self negotiate the seeming collapse of its own knowledge when it encounters others whose stories cannot be known? Ethical Encounters casts new light not just on Wiebe’s writings but also on how we as authors and readers engage with expressions of alterity which refuse to be transformed into familiar, knowable forms. Janne Korkka is post-doctoral researcher and coordinator of the North American Studies programme in the Department of English, University of Turku, Finland. His main research interests lie in the problems of representing space and encountering alterity in Canadian writing. He is co-editor of Seeking the Self – Encountering the Other: Diasporic Narrative and the Ethics of Representation (2008). He teaches Canadian and postcolonial literatures and North American Studies, and publishes mainly on Canadian writing.

Culture and Enlightenment

Culture and Enlightenment

Essays for György Markus

  • Author: Paul Crittenden
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351749293
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 348
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This title was first published in 2002: Culture and Enlightenment are the two words that best characterise the essence of György Markus's career, in whose honour this book is published. Markus devoted the last twenty years of research towards a theory of cultural objectivations and their pragmatics, and the great depth of his knowledge of the history of culture and philosophy informs all his teaching and writing. The pursuit of Enlightenment ideals attains reflective self-consciousness in Markus' works; forged in the knowledge of its own historicity, of the embeddedness of rationalities in culture and in an awareness of the paradoxes that cling to the conscious affirmation of ideals which are no longer self evident or beyond questioning. In taking up the challenge of these paradoxes, Markus spans the whole history of modern philosophy and culture with a matchless authority. This book draws together contributions from leading figures in contemporary philosophy, who are also friends, colleagues and former students of György Markus. The book is divided into two sections: the first presents critical assessments of various aspects of Markus' wide-ranging works; the second presents contributions in celebration of his influence and his wide interests. In their critical assessment of Markus' work and in the demonstration of his influence, the contributors hope to convey something of the breadth and something of the excitement of doing philosophy in the company of György Markus.

Finding Common Ground – Consensus in Research Ethics Across the Social Sciences

Finding Common Ground – Consensus in Research Ethics Across the Social Sciences

  • Author: Ron Iphofen
  • Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
  • ISBN: 1787141306
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 304
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This volume addresses concerns about the impact of current systems for the management of research ethics in the social sciences. Many procedures in place are seen as inappropriate as they were originally designed for use in biomedical research. The content identifies areas of ‘common ground’, core ethics principles and areas of particular concern.

The ABA Guide to International Business Negotiations

The ABA Guide to International Business Negotiations

A Comparison of Cross-cultural Issues and Successful Approaches

  • Author: James R. Silkenat,Jeffrey M. Aresty,Jacqueline Klosek
  • Publisher: American Bar Association
  • ISBN: 9781604423693
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 1106
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This book provides fundamental strategies every lawyer should know before going into e-commerce based international negotiations, including: -How to build trust in negotiations while using internet communications technologies -Negotiating with governments -Cultural background and overviews of legal systems for specific countries -Substantive laws/regulations which impact negotiations -Special comments on use of internet technology in negotiations -Negotiating across cultures in the digital age -Current issues in negotiating business agreements online -Online alternative dispute resolution

Children, Consumerism, and the Common Good

Children, Consumerism, and the Common Good

  • Author: Mary M. Doyle Roche
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 0739141929
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 158
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Children, Consumerism, and the Common Good explores the impact of consumer culture on the lives of children in the United States and globally, focusing on two phenomena: advertising to children and child labor. Christian communities have a critical role to play in securing the well-being of children and challenging the cultural trends that undermine that well-being. Themes in the tradition of Catholic social teaching can move us beyond the tensions between children's rights activists and those who propose a return to 'family values' and can inform practices of resistance, participation, and transformation. Roche argues that children are full, interdependent members of the communities of which they are a part. They have a claim on the fruits of our common life and are called to participate in that life according to their age and ability. The principle of the common good forms the benchmark for analyzing children's participation in the market and the ways in which market logic shapes other institutions of civil society, particularly educational institutions. The Cristo Rey Network of schools is highlighted as an example of institutional transformation which shapes children's participation in education and the economic life of their families and communities in a spirit of solidarity.

Witnessness

Witnessness

Beckett, Dante, Levi and the Foundations of Responsibility

  • Author: Robert Harvey
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441124241
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 160
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Clearing a Space for Human Action

Clearing a Space for Human Action

Ethical Ontology in the Theology of Karl Barth

  • Author: Archibald James Spencer
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • ISBN: 9780820455846
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 341
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New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien. Clearing a Space for Human Action demonstrates how Karl Barth's concern for ethical description cannot be separated from his concern for a proper theological description of the God-human relationship. Early in his career, Barth attempted to describe human ethical agency in terms that respected the coinherence of dogmatics and ethics, but in such a way that neither human nor divine agency suffered absorption into the other. This book's conclusion calls for a treatment of Barth's Dogmatics as a sustained theological ethical ontology. Only then can we hope to understand Barth's treatment of the human and the Divine in other parts of the Dogmatics.

Ethics in a Democracy

Ethics in a Democracy

A Philosophical Quest

  • Author: Albert A. Anderson
  • Publisher: Agora Publications, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781887250528
  • Category: Democracy
  • Page: 348
  • View: 7962
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Ethics of Big Data

Ethics of Big Data

Balancing Risk and Innovation

  • Author: Kord Davis
  • Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • ISBN: 1449357490
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 82
  • View: 8939
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What are your organization’s policies for generating and using huge datasets full of personal information? This book examines ethical questions raised by the big data phenomenon, and explains why enterprises need to reconsider business decisions concerning privacy and identity. Authors Kord Davis and Doug Patterson provide methods and techniques to help your business engage in a transparent and productive ethical inquiry into your current data practices. Both individuals and organizations have legitimate interests in understanding how data is handled. Your use of data can directly affect brand quality and revenue—as Target, Apple, Netflix, and dozens of other companies have discovered. With this book, you’ll learn how to align your actions with explicit company values and preserve the trust of customers, partners, and stakeholders. Review your data-handling practices and examine whether they reflect core organizational values Express coherent and consistent positions on your organization’s use of big data Define tactical plans to close gaps between values and practices—and discover how to maintain alignment as conditions change over time Maintain a balance between the benefits of innovation and the risks of unintended consequences

The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle

The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle

  • Author: Aristotle
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Ethics
  • Page: 393
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Applied Psycholinguistics. Positive effects and ethical perspectives: Volume I

Applied Psycholinguistics. Positive effects and ethical perspectives: Volume I

Positive effects and ethical perspectives:

  • Author: AA. VV.
  • Publisher: FrancoAngeli
  • ISBN: 885687430X
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 470
  • View: 5966
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Common Ground Between Islam and Buddhism

Common Ground Between Islam and Buddhism

  • Author: Reza Shah-Kazemi
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 143
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"[Common Ground is].... an earnest attempt to help Muslims to see Buddhism as a true religion, and Buddhists to see Islam as an authentic Dharma."--Professor Mohammad Hashim Kamali (from his Foreword) --Book Jacket.

Where Happiness Dwells

Where Happiness Dwells

A History of the Dane-zaa First Nations

  • Author: Robin Ridington,Jillian Ridington
  • Publisher: UBC Press
  • ISBN: 0774822988
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 420
  • View: 8918
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The Dane-zaa people have lived in BC's Peace River area for thousands of years. Elders documented their peoples' history and worldview, passing them on through storytelling. Language loss, however, threatens to break the bonds of knowledge transmission. At the request of the Doig River First Nations, anthropologists Robin and Jillian Ridington present a history of the Dane-zaa people based on oral histories collected over a half century of fieldwork. These powerful stories not only preserve traditional knowledge for future generations, they also tell the inspiring story of how the Dane-zaa learned to succeed and flourish in the modern world.

Sacramental Commons

Sacramental Commons

Christian Ecological Ethics

  • Author: John Hart,Leonardo Boff,Thomas Berry
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • ISBN: 1461643201
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 274
  • View: 1921
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The increasing awareness of environmental issues as ultimately moral issues has led to the intersection of religion and environment. Sacramental Commons presents a unique way of looking at this topic by relating the Christian word 'sacrament' (signs of divine presence) to the term 'commons' (shared place and shared goods, among people and between people and the natural world), suggesting that local natural settings and local communities can be a source for respect and compassion.

Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites

Choreographies of Shared Sacred Sites

Religion, Politics, and Conflict Resolution

  • Author: Elazar Barkan,Karen Barkey
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231538065
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 384
  • View: 6565
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This anthology explores the dynamics of shared religious sites in Turkey, the Balkans, Palestine/Israel, Cyprus, and Algeria, indicating where local and national stakeholders maneuver between competition and cooperation, coexistence and conflict. Contributors probe the notion of coexistence and the logic that underlies centuries of "sharing," exploring when and why sharing gets interrupted—or not—by conflict, and the policy consequences. These essays map the choreographies of shared sacred spaces within the framework of state-society relations, juxtaposing a site's political and religious features and exploring whether sharing or contestation is primarily religious or politically motivated. Although religion and politics are intertwined phenomena, the contributors to this volume understand the category of "religion" and the "political" as devices meant to distinguish between the theological and confessional aspects of religion and the political goals of groups. Their comparative approach better represents the transition in some cases of sites into places of hatred and violence, while in other instances they remain noncontroversial. The essays clearly delineate the religious and political factors that contribute to the context and causality of conflict at these sites and draw on history and anthropology to shed light on the often rapid switch from relative tolerance to distress to peace and calm.

The Book of Ethics

The Book of Ethics

Expert Guidance For Professionals Who Treat Addiction

  • Author: Laura Weiss Roberts
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1592857892
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 192
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The definitive book on ethics for chemical dependency treatment professionals. The treatment of addiction as a biological, psychological, social, and spiritual disease requires a high standard of ethical knowledge and professional skill. This groundbreaking, reader-friendly guide to contemporary ethical issues informs and challenges health care professionals, students, and faculty with a thorough and compassionate examination of the dilemmas faced when providing care for individuals suffering from substance use problems or addiction.Renowned psychiatric ethicists Cynthia Geppert and Laura Weiss Roberts tackle issues of autonomy, respect for persons, confidentiality, truth telling and non-maleficence--setting the standard for contemporary ethical practices. These challenges are illuminated with real-world case examples that show potential effects on diverse patient populations.

Race & Reason

Race & Reason

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: African Americans
  • Page: N.A
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