Published: 1 July 2017
ISBN ePUB: 9781925183559
Categories: Ethical issues and debates
Dr Simon Longstaff AO is Executive Director of The Ethics Centre, co-founder of the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, and has been named one of the True Leaders of the 21st century by AFR BOSS magazine.
Every day our lives are punctuated by points of decision. Some of these decisions will be momentous, remembered for decades: most will go unnoticed, by us and by others. Yet all our choices matter: taken as a whole, they shape our lives and contribute to the rhythms of the world. In Everyday Ethics, Australia’s leading authority on ethics, Dr Simon Longstaff, provides a map to help you better navigate the landscape of daily decisions more ethically. Using a broad range of topics and examples to provoke eye-opening reflection and discussion, Everyday Ethics is a lesson in how even our smallest choices can matter, and an empowering guide that will help us discover what is ‘good’ and what is ‘right’.
Praise for Everyday Ethics
'The perfect starting point for an exploration of the ethical dilemmas of everyday life'
‘In a world when we are constantly seeking solutions to complex issues while doing the right thing, Everyday Ethics is a friendly reference for everybody and puts paid to the oft held view that philosophers are hard to understand. The writing is clear and engaging and the issues are the barbecue issues of our world. The author demonstrates the ways in which the ethical dimension intersects with every aspect of our lives and shapes the world we make—together. He reminds us that we have choices and it is up to us to examine the issues that concern us. We can be bystanders in our society and look the other way or become engaged. It is up to us.’
WENDY MCCARTHY AO
Mentor, Educator, Company Director