Why Its Hard to be Good
By (author) Al Gini
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Why Its Hard to be Good by Al Gini
Book DescriptionIn a series of brief chapters, Al Gini lays out ideas for 'stepping out of the shadow of the self' - an argument for stopping thinking of yourself as the centre of the universe. It's hard to be good, he explains, until we realize that being good only has meaning in relation to other people. Ideas of justice, fairness, and ethical behavior are just that - abstract ideas - until they are put into action with regard to people outside ourselves. We may worry too much about good versus evil - big concepts that give us plenty of room to sit on the right side of the equation, he argues. Instead, we need to be thinking about how being good involves an active relationship toward others. Being good all by yourself may not be good enough. This warm and generous book is for anyone who wants to know how to use ethical thinking as way to live, work, and be with others.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415972635
(216mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Al Gini
Ten Virtues of Outstanding Leaders, Hardback (April 2013)
What makes a good leader? Ten leaders, ten key virtues This readable distillation of the core common features of successful leaders shows how an individual's character, and especially their virtue, is the defining factor. Without these ten vital virtues, leadership becomes "misleadership.
Why it's Hard to be Good, Paperback (September 2007)
Businesses struggle with ethical issues, and so do ordinary people. But a multinational corporation and a single thinking human being are bound together by the same dilemma: how to choose the right thing to do and then do it. This book lays out ideas for stepping out of the shadow of the self, an argument for stopping thinking of yourself.
Importance of Being Lazy, Paperback (April 2006)» View all books by Al Gini
Drawing upon case studies of vacation habits and the observations of philosophers, writers, and sociologists, this book presents an argument that why vacations are so venerated and why 'doing nothing' is a fundamental human necessity. It also demonstrates that without true leisure, we are diminished as individuals and as a society.
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Author Biography - Al Gini
Al Gini is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University of Chicago. Co-founder of Business Ethics Quarterly, he is a frequent commentator for NPR's Chicago affiliate WBEZ-FM and is a regular speaker on questions of corporate ethics. He is the author of The Important of Being Lazy (0415938791) and My Job, My Self, (041592636X) both published by Routledge.
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