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Behaving badly : the new morality in sex, business, and politics

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Enlisting the thoughts of a prime minister, the editor of London’s Financial Times, a holocaust survivor, a pop star and a former commander of the U.S. Air Force, a former media executive and business consultant seeks to understand what is acceptable and what is not in an increasingly complex—and ethically flexible—age.

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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua 170.9 COL (Text)
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  • ISBN: 9780385540933 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0385540930 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: xv, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2017]

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Part one. Confronting the unreliable provenance of morals. -- 1. Wherein I begin with the definition of the word -- 2. According to a convicted murderer, it has to do with character -- 3. A neuroscientist explains the evolutionary origins of morality -- 4. A brief history of mankind's attempts to rein in bad behavior -- Part two. Morality's scorecard -- 5. The editor of the "Financial Times" provides a cost-benefit analysis of principles -- 6. Instructions on how not to cheat -- 7. Pros and cons of doing the right thing -- 8. The law: tools of control, or instruments of enlightenment? -- 9. The political function of ethics -- Part three. Sex as moral provocateur -- 10. Monogamy (not so much anymore) -- 11. The screen as a siren -- 12. Testosterone: morality's enemy, as well as its hero -- 13. Immoral women: or just those having a better time? -- Part four. Taking the bother out of morality -- 14. Celebrities as standard-bearers -- 15. Reality defined -- 16. The web wonders what's so great about the truth -- 17. Ethically sanitized warfare -- 18. Immorality's black sun -- Part five. The future, or something like it -- 19. The moral vagaries of making babies -- 20. Mapping a post-gay culture -- 21. Is it progress if we barter with ethics? -- 22. Programming morality in robots (they'll show us how) -- 23. So who, exactly, gets to set the new rules? -- 24. Wherein I conclude by looking forward.
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Enlisting the thoughts of a prime minister, the editor of London’s Financial Times, a holocaust survivor, a pop star and a former commander of the U.S. Air Force, a former media executive and business consultant seeks to understand what is acceptable and what is not in an increasingly complex—and ethically flexible—age.
Subject: Ethics, Modern > 21st century.
Conduct of life.
Business ethics.
Sexual ethics.
Political ethics.
Ethics, Modern.
Conduct of life.
Business ethics.
Sexual ethics.
Political ethics.
Genre: Nonfiction.


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