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Be Good

How to Navigate the Ethics of Everything
Cohen, Randy (Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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Baker & Taylor
Collects the author's favorite questions and answers from his tenure as the author of the New York Times' "The Ethicist," presenting evidence that sensible people disagree on the definition of ethical behavior.

Hachette Book Group
The New York Times Magazine's original "Ethicist" Randy Cohen helps readers locate their own internal ethical compasses as he delivers answers to life's most challenging dilemmas—timeless and contemporary alike. Organized thematically in an easy-to-navigate Q&A format, and featuring line illustrations throughout, this amusing and engaging book challenges readers to think about how they would (or should) respond when faced with everyday moral challenges, from sex and love to religion, technology, and much more. Sure to ignite brain cells and spark healthy debate, Be Good is a book to refer to again and again.

Authors: Cohen, Randy
Statement of Responsibility: Randy Cohen
Title: Be good
how to navigate the ethics of everything
Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c2012
Characteristics: 318 p. ; 21 cm.
Subject Headings: Ethical problems Miscellanea Applied ethics Miscellanea
Topical Term: Ethical problems
Applied ethics
LCCN: 2011040405
ISBN: 9781452107905
1452107904
Branch Call Number: 170 C
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Randy Cohen's amusing and engaging illustrated lecture on April 8 delivers answers to life's most challenging dilemmas—timeless and contemporary alike, challenges the audience to think about how they would (or should) respond when faced with everyday moral challenges, from sex and love to religio... Read More »


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Apr 08, 2013
  • CookingFrog rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The author does not miss a chance to promote himself. He does not get into the real questions about ethics. More or less, this is a collection of some of his columns (some quite dated... is it ethical to text at dinner?) that are often neither interesting nor a matter of ethics. I was very disappointed in the content. Frankly, a waste of time, not much to learn and a misleading title. Often he just talks about etiquette, rarely about true ethics. Also I did not like him using the book for the the settling of accounts with disagreeing letter writers and other critics.
There has to be better books about ethics.

Oct 01, 2012
  • rabbiejones rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was so great! I laughed! I learned a lot about ethics! i think i will actually buy a copy just so I can refer to it as necessary. Seriously, its *that* well written.

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