Living Ethically in an Unethical World: Doing the Right Thing (Second Edition)
Thomas G. Plante (Author)
Living Ethically in an Unethical World: Doing the Right Thing provides readers with an easy-to-read and understand set of principles and tools that anyone can use to help them make good ethical decisions. The book was initially published in 2004, and this new edition has been fully updated to reflect the increasingly complex society we currently live in and the myriad decisions we’re faced with every day.
Part I of the book presents the rationale for using an ethics-based approach to decision-making. The chapters explore a variety of approaches to ethics, five steps to making ethical decisions, and what doing the right thing entails. In Part II, readers discover five ethical principles to live by: respect, responsibility, integrity, competence, and compassion. Part III focuses on sustaining the principles set forth in the text by developing ethical muscle and applying ethical decision-making to ongoing life challenges. Each chapter concludes with Test Yourself sections, designed to help readers apply what they’ve learned to make tough ethical decisions in hypothetical situations.
Developed to help readers engage in ethical thought and lead lives of which they can be proud, Living Ethically in an Unethical World is an ideal text for anyone with interest in ethics-based reflection and action.
Cognella Academic Publishing
Plante, Thomas G., "Living Ethically in an Unethical World: Doing the Right Thing (Second Edition)" (2024). Faculty Book Gallery. 587.