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Behaving badly : the new morality in politics, sex and business / Eden Collinsworth.

Collinsworth, Eden, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780385540933 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 9780385540940 (ebook)
  • Physical Description: xv, 253 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, [2017]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: Confronting the unreliable provenance of morals. Wherein I begin with the definition of the word ; According to a convicted murderer, it has to do with character ; A neuroscientist explains the evolutionary origins of morality ; A brief history of mankind's attempts to rein in bad behavior -- Morality's scorecard. The Editor of the "Financial Times" provides a cost-benefit analysis of principles ; Instruction.s on how not to cheat ; Pros and cons of doing the right thing ; The law : tools of control, or instruments of enlightenment? ; The political function. of ethics -- Sex as moral provocateur. Monogamy (not so much anymore) ; The screen as a siren ; Testosterone : morality's enemy, as well as its hero ; Immoral women : or just those having a better time? -- Taking the bother out of morality. Celebrities as standard-bearers ; Reality defined ; The web wonders what's so great about the truth ; Ethically sanitized warfare ; Immorality's black sun -- The future, or something like it. The moral vagaries of making babies ; Mapping a post-gay culture ; Is it progress if we barter with ethics? ; Programming morality in robots (they'll show us how) ; So who, exactly, gets to set the new rules? ; Wherein I conclude by looking forward.
Summary, etc.: Media executive and business consultant Eden Collinsworth investigates the surprisingly complex foundations of contemporary morality. From repentant murderers to corporate whistle-blowers, from the boardroom of Ashley Madison to famous ladies who lunch, Collinsworth leaves no stone unturned in her quest to understand the vagaries of the moral compass, and to figure out whether fixed ethical positions still exist--if they ever did. Warm, wry, and witty, Collinsworth weaves together her own research--from ancient history to contemporary philosophy--with numerous interviews of people from all walks of life. And throughout is her unique brand of probing thought and reflection, tackling the Kardashians, contemporary American politics, and her personal experience raising a child largely on her own. Conversational, intelligent, and always entertaining, Behaving Badly is brimming with evidence of how little we really know about the moral principles that underlie our daily actions and decision making.
Subject: Ethics, Modern > 21st century.
Conduct of life.
Business ethics.
Sexual ethics.
Political ethics.
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