Values and Ethics for the 21st Century


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All publications are equal, but some are more equal than others and this is one such book for me given the other contributors. The book is published by the Spanish bank BBVA, as part of its OpenMind programme. It is a beautiful hardback book and a fascinating collection of essays, considering our present times. Thus, its sections are

  • Ethics in a Global World'
  • Ethics in Science and Technology
  • Ethics in Development, Poverty and Environment
  • Ethics in Business
  • Ethics in Finance

This may be the only critical academic book publication, published by a national bank,  to cover such subjects and the authors are excellent company. They consist of:

John R. Boatright, Joseph H. Carens, Thomas Clarke, Richard T. De George, R. Edward Freeman, Mervyn Frost, Francisco Gonzalez, Geert Hofstede, Bernardo Kliksberg, Peter Koslowski, Hans Kung, Andy Miah, Carl Mitcham, Mollie Painter-Morland, Reinhard H. Schimdt, Kristin Schrader-Frechette, Robert A. Schultz, Peter Singer, Charles Taylor, Mary Warnock.

My essay focuses on the Ethics of Human Enhancement, here's the pdf.