Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Terrific new book on ethics

When Mick Ukleja and I wrote The Ethics Challenge, we aimed for an easy fun read and practical guide to leading a fuller, more ethical life. We concentrated on stories that illustrated the real-life application of the ethics we all started to learn as children. We thought that theory was rather dull, and relegated it to an appendix.

But now comes a new book, Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do? by Harvard professor Michael Sandel, that goes deep into theory in a fascinating way. If you want to learn more about ethics read Sandel’s book (after ours, of course). And if you want to read a short op-ed that tells you a little more about Justice, read “Giving democracy a dose of clarity,” by Michael Gerson in today’s Washington Post:

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