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Ethical Decision-Making

April 5th, 2017

Is ethical decision-making hard? How often do people do the right thing based on their values? How do we know what the right thing to do is? What kinds of things prevent us from always doing the right thing? How can philosophy help rather than hinder my understanding of what the right action in a

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Progress and Social Justice in Society

suffering woman needs progress now! February 28th, 2017

Is more progress possible in modern society, and if so, how do we get from here to there? What can “the wise” teach us about our values that will bring about greater peace, justice, prosperity, equality, and happiness? What role will progressive/grass-roots politics play, versus conservative/reactionary/top-down politics? How does this all relate to economics and social policy? Let’s discuss.

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Doing the Right Thing in the Workplace

February 18th, 2017

Strength, Authority, and Power Need to be Tempered by Responsibility | Mallen Baker, of www.mallenbaker.net and BITC, both of which are dedicated to corporate social responsibility, called to discuss values and ethics, ideas about what we can expect from businesses and corporations – and why they ought to be doing the right thing. Jason was

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Applying Philosophy to Your Life

January 22nd, 2017

Jason is happy about having the chance to speak with two extraordinary ethicists. Philosopher Arthur Dobrin, Professor at Hofstra University, is active in Amnesty International and was a leader at the Ethical Humanist society of Long Island. He also is the author of wonderful books such as Love Your Neighbor: Stories of Values and Virtues,

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An Exploration of Wisdom

January 22nd, 2017

Wisdom is a simple, yet elusive matter. Everyone seems to know something about wisdom, but few deeply understand it and the role it plays in their values and ethics. Do you have to be a Buddhist monk, or a scholar of ancient Greek philosophy, understanding of values quotes to know what wisdom really means? How

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America’s Values Divide

January 22nd, 2017

What does America value? Is there a “values divide” – red state/ blue state, liberal/ conservative, secular/ religous, elite/ popular? Where are our values and ethics (and the political situation that reflects them) leading us? Do liberals or conservatives represent America better? What has been happening lately with conservatives – the fundamentalism, the war-mongering? Do

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A Life of Value

January 22nd, 2017

What does the idea “a life of value” mean? What values and ethics do wise people have? What are American values? How can one live a life that is both comfortable, fulfilling, and moral? On hand to answer these questions and more is Earle F. Zeigler, PhD, Emeritus Professor from the University of Western Ontario

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A Discussion of Values and Ethics in General

January 22nd, 2017

You may have heard Jenni Prisk, founder of Voices of Women (www.voicesofwomen.org) interview Jason in a couple prior shows. This show is more of a dialogue, with the topic being values and ethics in general. There are some bite-sized chunks of wisdom and information that you can easily take with you, in the form of

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A Close-Up of Culture: Past, Present

January 19th, 2017

How much of an impact does culture have on our values and ethics, fulfillment, and relationships? What can the wisdom of ancient cultures teach that is worth learning? What values do we have in the West, and what does that mean? What will the future be like for humanity? Can wisdom and values contribute positively to each

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What Is “Living a Life of Value” About?

living a life of value January 10th, 2017

Do You Know What Your Values Are? Are You Enthusiastic About Them? How Can You Improve Yourself and Your World?  These questions get at the concept of ‘living a life of value.’ In this blog, I will explore the place where applied philosophy meets applied psychology, personal growth, and ethics. The goal is to share my thoughts and feelings about this wonderful idea that is bound to make a difference in everyone’s life who spends a little time and thought on the phenomenon. This is vintage Values of the Wise!

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