Ethics For The New Millennium

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Ethics for the New Millennium

Ethics for the New Millennium
  • Author : Dalai Lama
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2001-05-01
  • ISBN : 1440619476
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Don't miss His Holiness the Dalai Lama's classic book, The Art of Happiness, or his newest, The Book of Joy, named one of Oprah's Favorite Things. In a difficult, uncertain time, it takes a person of great courage, such as the Dalai Lama, to give us hope. Regardless of the violence and cynicism we see on television and read about in the news, there is an argument to be made for basic human goodness. The number of people who spend their lives engaged in violence and dishonesty is tiny compared to the vast majority who would wish others only well. According to the Dalai Lama, our survival has depended and will continue to depend on our basic goodness. Ethics for the New Millennium presents a moral system based on universal rather than religious principles. Its ultimate goal is happiness for every individual, irrespective of religious beliefs. Though he himself a practicing Buddhist, the Dalai Lama's teachings and the moral compass that guides him can lead each and every one of us—Muslim, Christian, Jew, Buddhist, or atheist—to a happier, more fulfilling life.

Ethics for the New Millennium

Ethics for the New Millennium
  • Author : Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
  • Publisher : Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated
  • Release : 2001
  • ISBN : 9781587240034
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

One of humankind's most respected religious leaders presents a plan for a new human and social paradigm, arguing that humankind is not inherently sinful, and discussing how redirection in the perception of our fundamental natures can bring powerful and positive change. (Spiritual Life)

Ancient Wisdom, Modern World

Ancient Wisdom, Modern World
  • Author : Dalai Lama XIV Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho
  • Publisher : Little Brown GBR
  • Release : 2001-01
  • ISBN : 9780349114439
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

At a time and in a culture where science and technology have taken over from religious belief, when ethics are understood primarily in terms of aesthetic choice or legality, how are we to formulate moral principles to guide us in our daily lives? Though religion can certainly help in this, the Dalai Lama demonstrates that there are universal principles we can draw on which transcend the dilemma of belief or unbelief. And whilst many have been content to speak of spiritual matters as something mysterious or evanescent, the Dalai Lama explains his approach in terms that are as clear and concise as they are compelling. With wit, gentle good sense and with penetrating insight, the Dalai Lama shows how the truths that have stood the test of generations of practise can provide us with the tools to live happy, fulfilled and meaningful lives. In the process, it becomes apparent that he does not merely espouse the 'feelgood' religiosity some accuse him of. The reader is left admiring not just the wisdom of the author, but the wisdom of the culture he represents.

A New Environmental Ethics

A New Environmental Ethics
  • Author : Holmes Rolston III
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-04-23
  • ISBN : 113663990X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

No one looking ahead at the middle of the last century could have foreseen the extent and the importance of the ensuing environmental crises. Now, more than a decade into the next century, no one can ignore it. A New Environmental Ethics: the Next Millennium for Life on Earth offers clear, powerful, and oftentimes moving thoughts from one of the first and most respected philosophers to write on the environment. Rolston, an early and leading pioneer in studying the moral relationship between humans and the earth, surveys the full spectrum of approaches in the field of environmental ethics. This book, however, is not simply a judicious overview. Instead, it offers critical assessments of contemporary academic accounts and draws on a lifetime of research and experience to suggest an outlook for the future. As a result, this focused, forward-looking analysis will be a necessary complement to any balanced textbook or anthology in environmental ethics, and will teach its readers to be responsible global citizens, and residents of their landscape, helping ensure that the future we have will be the one we wish for.

Catholic Bioethics for a New Millennium

Catholic Bioethics for a New Millennium
  • Author : Anthony Fisher
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2011-11-17
  • ISBN : 1139504886
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

Can the Hippocratic and Judeo-Christian traditions be synthesized with contemporary thought about practical reason, virtue and community to provide real-life answers to the dilemmas of healthcare today? Bishop Anthony Fisher discusses conscience, relationships and law in relation to the modern-day controversies surrounding stem cell research, abortion, transplants, artificial feeding and euthanasia, using case studies to offer insight and illumination. What emerges is a reason-based bioethics for the twenty-first century; a bioethics that treats faith and reason with equal seriousness, that shows the relevance of ancient wisdom to the complexities of modern healthcare scenarios and that offers new suggestions for social policy and regulation. Philosophical argument is complemented by Catholic theology and analysis of social and biomedical trends, to make this an auspicious example of a new generation of Catholic bioethical writing which has relevance for people of all faiths and none.

Ethics in Public Service for the New Millennium

Ethics in Public Service for the New Millennium
  • Author : Richard Chapman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-07-12
  • ISBN : 1351752693
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

This title was first published in 2000: The focus of this analysis is that of moral standards in public service, with special attention to the role(s) of officials. It presents discussion of some of the issues that seem to the contributors to be of pressing importance and that seem to have relevance for public service in the new millennium. It concentrates in particular on public officials, and the constraints imposed on them by the political environment in liberal democracies.

Ancient Wisdom, Modern World

Ancient Wisdom, Modern World
  • Author : The Dalai Lama,Alexander Norman
  • Publisher : Abacus
  • Release : 2010-02-04
  • ISBN : 0748116540
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De

Book Description :

At a time and in a culture where science and technology have taken over from religious belief, when ethics are understood primarily in terms of aesthetic choice or legality, how are we to formulate moral principles to guide us in our daily lives? Though religion can certainly help in this, the Dalai Lama demonstrates that there are universal principles we can draw on which transcend the dilemma of belief or unbelief. And whilst many have been content to speak of spiritual matters as something mysterious or evanescent, the Dalai Lama explains his approach in terms that are as clear and concise as they are compelling. With wit, gentle good sense and with penetrating insight, the Dalai Lama shows how the truths that have stood the test of generations of practise can provide us with the tools to live happy, fulfilled and meaningful lives. In the process, it becomes apparent that he does not merely espouse the 'feelgood' religiosity some accuse him of. The reader is left admiring not just the wisdom of the author, but the wisdom of the culture he represents.