Who Knows What's Right Anymore?

A Guide to Personal Decision-Making
  • Published: April 2002
  • Format: Perfect Bound Softcover(B/W)
  • Pages: 238
  • Size: 7x9
  • ISBN: 9781553691617

The whole world needs a cross-cultural approach to personal/ethical decision-making now that satellite communication has created what is called a "global village". The "good" and the "bad" need to be better differentiated somehow as the world seeks to live in harmony while still improving the living standard of untold millions.

Meeting this challenge -- i.e., helping the reader with a three-step "formula" -- the author brought together initially the ideas of four twentieth-century philosophers (Fox, Toulmin, Bayles and Kekes). He then blended these with time-proven ethical advice from three great earlier philosophers (Kant, Mill, and Aristotle). The result is a three-step approach that can be applied successfully to ethical decision-making of either a personal, professional, and environmental nature, one that could well be broadly acceptable on a cross-cultural basis.

After explaining the approach clearly on a step-by-step basis, the reader is presented with 30 case situations -- 10 each of a personal, professional, and environmental nature -- where the approach can be tried out. (Interestingly, as time permits, this initial approach can be then supported or "verified" by superimposing it on a law-court [jurisprudential] argument).