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Ethical Egoism – Enemy of Employment

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This article is being reposted from May 9, 2013. It was originally written with a target audience of corporate leaders responsible for hiring. Regarding the ethics of egoism, Immanuel Kant said, “So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.” One truth that we live by is that we need to look out for Number One… if we don’t toot our own horn nobody else will do… Read More »Ethical Egoism – Enemy of Employment

The Lifeboat Game – An Exercise in Ethics

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This article is being reposted from January 11, 2013. It was originally written as advice to job seekers on making an ethical choice in their career. Julian Baggini, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Philosophers’ Magazine, is quoted as saying: “It may not have the virtuous ring of the golden rule, but the maxim ‘never say never’ is one of the most important in ethics.” A classic exercise used in the classroom for teaching ethics is… Read More »The Lifeboat Game – An Exercise in Ethics

A Discussion of Ethics – Prologue

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Sometimes a discussion on a topic means doing enough research to be able to talk intelligently without looking foolish. I had planned to do a series of articles on Ethics and began reading and collecting data from a lay perspective and not as a scholar. I learned quickly that this word I have used and misused needs to be defined more clearly. Common everyday usage in articles, blog posts, and in social media by most… Read More »A Discussion of Ethics – Prologue

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