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978-0-415-26127-2 / 0415261279

101 Ethical Dilemmas

by Cohen, Martin

Publisher:Routledge

Edition:Softcover

Language:English

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The author of 101 Ethical Dilemmas, Martin Cohen, is the editor of The Philosopher and the author of the bestselling 101 Philosophy Problems. This, his latest offering, is a book of two halves. The first half is a mixture of real and imaginary stories working as provocative thought experiments (or dilemmas) dealing with business, medical, legal, war, environmental and personal ethics and aimed at improving our skills of ethical navigation. The second half of the book is a detailed discussion section revealing the relationship of the dilemmas to philosophical and religious traditions and generally giving the dilemmas a more thorough going over.

This book is great fun. Many of the dilemmas are obviously profound, others appear to be entertaining, trivial diversions, but because they are all short and easily digestible the temptation is to read the whole of the first part quickly and without regard for the fact that each one captures a real and difficult ethical dilemma worth mulling over. The best way to use the book is to take the dilemmas slowly, one by one (or at most, group by group) and to try to resolve them for yourself. Cohen tells us that the discussion section can be read or left alone according to our discretion but reading it should reveal why the seemingly trivial "little things" are, in Sherlock Holmes words, "infinitely the most important". --Larry Brown

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