Doing Action Research In Your Own Organization

Author: David Coghlan
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473904099
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Doing Action Research In Your Own Organization. The fourth edition of this bestselling book is packed full of practical, expert advice on how to navigate the murky waters of ethics, politics and management in your own organization. Multidisciplinary in its approach to action research, the book sets out a step-by-step template for researchers to follow and adapt. Coghlan and Brannick: Introduce and contextualise action research as a method Provide guidance on how to design and implement your action research project Explore interlevel dynamics Discuss role duality and access Suggest effective ways to analyse your data Provide helpful tips on how to disseminate your findings. The book and supporting companion website are the ideal resource for students, researchers and practitioners hoping to generate real change through their action research project and will be particularly relevant to those studying Business and Management, Nursing and Health, Education and Sociology. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.

Religion And Violence

Author: Dominic Arcamone
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498206956
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Religion And Violence. The aim of Religion and Violence is to engage dialectically key symbols of religiously motivated violence through the insights of Bernard Lonergan. Sociologists and psychologists argue the link between religion and violence. Religion is viewed more as part of the problem and not part of the solution to violence. Bernard Lonergan's insights have helped the author arrive at a number of conclusions regarding the link between religion and violence. He argues that there is a difference between distorted religion and genuine religion, between authenticity and inauthenticity of the subject. Distorted religion has the capacity to shape traditions in ways that justify violence, while genuine religion heals persons, helps them make different moral decisions when confronted with situations of conflict, and aims to explore new ways of understanding themselves as shaping history toward progress. Further, Religion and Violence, while arguing from within the Catholic Christian tradition, nevertheless seeks to provide a number of categories that will speak to people from other cultural traditions. Since many of the examples of religious violence cited by commentators come out of the Islamic tradition, the author has evidenced and explored more authentic aspects of the Islamic tradition that would help provide a solution to violence.

From Revolution To Ethics

Author: Julian Bourg
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773581006
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From Revolution To Ethics. Challenging the prevalent view that the 1960s did not have any lasting effect, From Revolution to Ethics demonstrates that intellectuals and activists turned to ethics as the touchstone for understanding interpersonal, institutional, and political dilemmas. In absorbing and scrupulously researched detail Bourg explores the developing ethical fascination as it emerged among student Maoists courting terrorism, anti-psychiatric celebrations of madness, feminists mobilizing against rape, and pundits and philosophers championing human rights.

The American Medical Ethics Revolution

Author: Robert Baker
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801861703
Size: 80.67 MB
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The American Medical Ethics Revolution. "This book will be of value to individuals interested in the history of medicine and the role that codes of ethics have played in that history, in the ethical issues that arise in the promulgation of codes of ethics, and in the way codes of ethics can and can't help us deal with changes brought about by managed care and by breakthroughs in medical technology." -- Ethics "A good example of how a discussion of the history of medical ethics can provide the grounding for a well-informed debate on present and future problems in professional ethics and health care." -- Medical History

Explorations In Christian Theology And Ethics

Author: Philip Gordon Ziegler
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754663584
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Explorations In Christian Theology And Ethics. Engaging variously with the legacy of Paul L. Lehmann, these essays argue for a reorientation in Christian theology that better honours the formative power of the gospel to animate and shape doctrine and witness, as well as ethical and political life.The authors explore key themes in Christian theology and ethics - forgiveness, discernment, responsibility, spirituality, the present day tasks of theology and the role of faith in public life - making plain the unabated importance of Lehmann's work at this juncture in contemporary theology. The internationally recognized contributors draw crucial connections between the gospel of reconciliation, the form of Christian theology and witness, and the challenges of contemporary ethical and political reflection. This book demonstrates why this close friend of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and author of Ethics in a Christian Context and The Transfiguration of Politics continues to influence generations of theologians in both the English speaking world and beyond.

Ethics And Justice For The Environment

Author: Adrian C. Armstrong
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415509033
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Ethics And Justice For The Environment. Examining the issues of ethics and justice as they apply to the environment, this book starts from the observation that the parallel expositions of environmental ethics and environmental justice appear to have few points of contact. Environmental justice is highly politicized and concerned with human access to the environment and the unequal exposure to environmental pollution. It grew out of the US civil rights movement, the liberal tradition of rights, and Rawls' description of justice as fairness. It is thus almost exclusively anthropocentric, and does not address the question of justice for the environment. By contrast environmental ethical studies are a wide ranging collection of approaches that are concerned with caring for the earth, and the justifications for it, but rarely consider the issue of justice. Although the two movements do not come together at the theoretical level, they do so at the grass roots activist level. An essential component of this study is thus to consider both the issues of grass roots action, and the application of the methods to actual case studies. This book finds a common ground between these two strands and so to develop a unified statement of justice for the environment that includes the insights of both approaches, particularly based on the 'capability ideas of justice' developed by Martha Nussbaum.

Oxford Handbook Of Food Ethics

Author: Anne Barnhill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199372268
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Oxford Handbook Of Food Ethics. Academic food ethics incorporates work from philosophy but also anthropology, economics, the environmental sciences and other natural sciences, geography, law, and sociology. Scholars from these fields have been producing work for decades on the food system, and on ethical, social, and policy issues connected to the food system. Yet in the last several years, there has been a notable increase in philosophical work on these issues-work that draws on multiple literatures within practical ethics, normative ethics and political philosophy. This handbook provides a sample of that philosophical work across multiple areas of food ethics: conventional agriculture and alternatives to it; animals; consumption; food justice; food politics; food workers; and, food and identity.

Ethical Revolution

Author: ''EL'' Lee
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469120011
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Ethical Revolution. This book shows who I am and what I have been wondering and pondering about throughout my life. Although it is highly theoretical in its contents, this book is practical in its application. It contains several study questions for each chapter for you to reflect, discuss, and apply your new learning and insights. It is geared for you to start from your mind to arrive at trying out your understanding for practical changes in your daily life. It contains essential ethical factors that I continuously love to struggle with. Among many, some of them are eugenics, responsive relationship between the church and the state, and dialectical relationship between love and justice, mind control, power in the powerless, discipleship, and the future. This is my ongoing search for answers on those topics, in order to upgrade the quality of human civilization, not just American or Western, but overall global civilization on this tiny planet called the earth. What I am questioning in this book are basically values and principles by which we humans, Americans in particular, go by. Unless they are sound, logical, and ethical, we are bound to make more mistakes and mishaps as we move onto the next century, the twenty-second. In fact, we humanity may not even be able to meet the next century, unless we make major drastic changes in the ways that we value certain things, in the principles that we choose to uphold, and in the attitudes and behaviors that we exercise in our relationships with the rest of humanity on this planet. In its style, this book is philosophical in search of truth. It is descriptive as well as prescriptive positing some ways to correct and to improve present conditions of human conventions, for the purpose of upgrading human civilization not only for Americans and Westerners, but more for the rest of the world. Further, this book is for those who have passion for humanity, i.e., who passionately would like to see change to upgrade the quality of human civilization. This book will challenge you, provoke you, or even depress you to some extent, depending upon your values and attitudes. This book requires you to have thought about meaning of life, values, conscience, morality, ethics, and eugenics to fully appreciate it. That is, this book presupposes sufficient prior knowledge on those topics. It does not explain definitions and concepts of major terms for the topics. So, if you have not, then this will be a new frontier for you to embark, although it may be a thought provoking challenge for you. For instance, this book is to convince you to change your view on conventions in order to see what is beyond human conventions. It is practical to follow through the conventions as members of society. But, it is crucial to see the spirit and rational behind the conventions, so that we can change our conventions to be true to the nature, for the purpose of moving it closer towards the supernatural. Most of our conventions are anti-natural or unnatural, which consequently create so many by-products ruining the nature. That is why we are currently dealing with global warming so alarmingly as a global warning. The best human conventions are those that honor the nature reflecting natural courses in order. Further, this book is for you if your have passion for future. It is to touch the conceptual arenas that never have been dealt with before, and the frontier that no man has gone before, This book is for thinkers who would like to ponder and meditate, to wonder and speculate, to check and verify, to dream and innovate, to challenge and to create something new and better for the sake of humanity, especially for the future generations. This book is for leaders, not managers, for dreamers and not for those set in their ways. This book is philosophical in its way of discoursing, because it is the best way to get to the bottom of the truth. It will also help you to follow

The Good Life In The Scientific Revolution

Author: Matthew L. Jones
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226409562
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The Good Life In The Scientific Revolution. Amid the unrest, dislocation, and uncertainty of seventeenth-century Europe, readers seeking consolation and assurance turned to philosophical and scientific books that offered ways of conquering fears and training the mind—guidance for living a good life. The Good Life in the Scientific Revolution presents a triptych showing how three key early modern scientists, René Descartes, Blaise Pascal, and Gottfried Leibniz, envisioned their new work as useful for cultivating virtue and for pursuing a good life. Their scientific and philosophical innovations stemmed in part from their understanding of mathematics and science as cognitive and spiritual exercises that could create a truer mental and spiritual nobility. In portraying the rich contexts surrounding Descartes’ geometry, Pascal’s arithmetical triangle, and Leibniz’s calculus, Matthew L. Jones argues that this drive for moral therapeutics guided important developments of early modern philosophy and the Scientific Revolution.