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 rigid or inapplicable rules by returning to the principle of universal love. The result is an ethical framework for unconventional ideas and research that challenges traditional beliefs that are vested in ideological, financial and political interests that--through various mechanisms, seek to maintain the status quo.

When it is analytically considered, philosophic or universal love as the basis of morality makes it possible to examine difficult moral conundrums and seemingly intractable social, economic and political issues from new perspectives. The limitations of classical ethics have never been more apparent than in today's dysfunctional world. Filled with controversial ideas, this is a book that is designed to engage the reader and spark healthy debate. Among the many issues that are discussed and critiqued--in light of the ethical theory developed, are the current monetary and economic systems, 
the meaning of social entitlements, the potential abuse of scientific paradigms, the possible suppression of discovery and invention, the grounds for belief or disbelief in some conspiracy theories, and the dubious virtue of political parties. From the perspective of a love-based ethics, a long-term view of a peaceful and flourishing world is not merely possible but may, with time, become inevitable.

Ethical  Empowerment is currently available as an eBook on major retail sites, including, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and Apple's iTunes Store. The book will be available in print in 2014.


Ethical Empowerment, in eBook, is now on sale up until the printed edition is released later this year (2014). The eBook has been marked down from $9.99 to $6.99. After the new release, the price will return to $9.99.    It is currently available as an eBook on major retail sites, including, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and Apple's iTunes Store.

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