The Resource Ethics : the fundamental questions of our lives, Wolfgang Huber ; translated by Brian McNeil

Ethics : the fundamental questions of our lives, Wolfgang Huber ; translated by Brian McNeil

Label
Ethics : the fundamental questions of our lives
Title
Ethics
Title remainder
the fundamental questions of our lives
Statement of responsibility
Wolfgang Huber ; translated by Brian McNeil
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Contributor
Translator
Author
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Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Acknowledging our pluralistic world, Huber analyzes twenty ethical issues that emerge during the course of our lives: the future of the family, genetic handicaps and genetic enhancement, combatting global hunger and poverty, environmental degradation, religious freedom, the right to health, the expanding influence of the media, the true purpose of business, what we owe our descendants, global conflict and war and peace, the role of science, extending life and accepting death, and so on. In each chapter he provides a concrete example showing the relevance of the fundamental ethical question, then explains how one can think through possible responses and reactions. As such, he emphasizes the connections between personal, professional, and institutional ethics and demonstrates how human relationships lie at the center of our ethical lives. His aim is to articulate a theology of what he calls "responsible freedom" that transcends individualistic self-realization and includes communal obligations
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Cataloging source
DGU/DLC
Dewey number
170
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1523
LC item number
.H8313 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Ethics : the fundamental questions of our lives, Wolfgang Huber ; translated by Brian McNeil
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Copyright
Note
original German edition. Die grundfagen unseres lebens von der gerburt bis zum tod, c2013
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
What is ethics about? -- Life in common : does the family have a future? -- Human dignity : is there such a thing as a "trial pregnancy"? -- Handicap : do we want the perfect human being? -- Basic needs : isn't eating too a moral question? -- Poverty : how is it possible to dismantle injustice? -- Culture : is there such a thing as cultural basic foodstuffs? -- Conscience : is it possible to learn freedom of conscience and protect it? -- Responsibility : how does one become a world citizen? -- The information age : do the media control us? -- Work : do we live in order to work? -- Profit : what is the economy for? -- Science : are we permitted to do everything that we can in fact do? -- Medicine : is there a human right to health? -- Politics : is it possible to combine power and morality? -- Tolerance : how much differentness can we take? -- War and peace : how far does our responsibility go? -- Intergenerational justice : what do we leave behind for those who come after us? -- Old age : what does it mean to "honor your father and mother"? -- Dying : when has the time come to die?
Control code
896863418
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii
Isbn
9781626161658
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(paperback)
Lccn
2014043613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
250 pages
System control number
  • (CaEvSKY)sky274085439
  • (OCoLC)896863418

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