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Environmental Ethics and Sustainability: A Casebook for by H J Taback

By H J Taback

''The environmental specialist has to be knowledgeable to be moral, and extra importantly, educated via common participatory workshops with actual global eventualities in an effort to make the suitable offerings while confronted with environmental dilemmas. This ebook serves as a reference and a source casebook that would current present genuine international events and supply views to varied environmental eventualities. It provides Read more...

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30 Thus, emotion and conscience, rather than reason, were the starting points for morality. ” The Torah is the collection of the first five books and distinctly a subset of the Tanakh. The interpretation of the Torah was developed over centuries by the sages as each law was applied to a new situation. The many layers of tradition that surround the original Torah represent the cumulative experience of generations. The Torah includes many rules for ethical and social matters; the most well-known of these rules are the Ten Commandments.

Executives misled the public using questionable transactions off the balance sheet. Speculative investors went with the high-risk, high-reward Enron stocks that were rising asymptotically. Banks and brokerage houses, to earn fees and huge profits, invested in high-risk partnerships that Enron used to hide debts. Then Enron auditor Arthur Anderson, who also served as a consultant and made over $50 million, played along. Finally, Enron attorneys Vinson & Elkins ignored warnings of impropriety from Sherron Watkins and wrote creative special purpose partnerships.

Values that pertain to beliefs about what is right or wrong do concern ethics. These are ethical values motivated by a sense of moral duty. But most values do not concern ethics. Nonethical values deal with desires or personal preferences. The desires to provide a comfortable life for your family and maintain healthy bodies are values, but are neither ethical nor unethical; they are neutral. Values regarding money, fame, status, happiness, fulfillment, pleasure, personal freedom, and being liked are nonethical values, but are not unethical.

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