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Ethical Empowerment : Virtue Beyond the Paradigms

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Ethics has long been burdened with a certain perplexity: Is self-interest or altruism the primary ethical imperative? Ethical Empowerment: Virtue Beyond the Paradigms presents an ethical theory designed to encourage ethical thinking from multiple perspectives that go beyond ideology and dogma. By so doing it develops an understanding of ethics and morality that transcends ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 408 pages
Published November 20th 2014 by Emergence Books (first published January 1st 2013)
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James Morcan
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ethical Empowerment is an encyclopedic, mind-blowing compendium of almost every form of philosophical thought ever proposed by intellectuals. It gives a multitude of examples throughout history (e.g. how the slave trade was once justified and how even some leading philosophers rationalized its existence) to reveal how humanity generally evolves ethically and morally over time. It is also in some ways a history of the world – a summary of religions and belief systems, of economic models, as well ...more
Natasha Ahmed
Feb 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
I have to admit, my most comprehensive understanding of any kind of philosophy comes from Sophie’s World, and it occurs to me that someone with a deeper understanding of the subject would be better placed to review or debate the concepts that Arthur has put forward in ‘Ethical Empowerment: Virtue Beyond the Paradigms’. My review, therefore, is from the perspective of a layperson.

The book examines existing concepts of ethics and ethical standards, how they were arrived at and how they affect our
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Brian Wilson
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ethical Empowerment by Arthur D Schwartz explores the world of philosophy and how it could be applied today. It is a book suited and empowering to those who enjoy philosophy or enjoy books suited to those of a higher IQ. The first two sections of the book are devoted to analyses and interpretation of philosophy and its conundrums. Here Schwartz has been very meticulous and has offered a variety of interpretations given by some of the great theorists.

For those less acquainted with philosophy, the
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Brian Wilson
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ethical Empowerment by Arthur D Schwartz explores the world of philosophy and how it could be applied today. The first two sections of the book are devoted to analyses and interpretation of philosophy and its conundrums. Here Schwartz has been very meticulous and has offered a variety of interpretations given by some of the great theorists.

For those less acquainted with philosophy, the third section is an easier read as Schwartz applies a more relaxed style of writing in discussing the erroneous
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Underground Knowl...: Ethical Empowerment by Arthur D. Schwartz 1 9 Aug 03, 2015 10:17PM  
Arthur D. Schwartz is a lifelong student of philosophy and director of Integral Hypnosis, a hypnotherapy and philosophical counseling practice located in Newton, MA USA. He is also host of the Philosophic Perspectives radio show on the ArtistFirst Radio Network.

Six years of research and seven years of writing produced the book, Ethical Empowerment: Virtue Beyond the Paradigms. The book develops an
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