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.
The philosophical principles developed in this book make 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 dubious virtue of
political parties, and the potential abuse of scientific paradigms. Also discussed are the grounds for
belief or disbelief in various claims concerning the suppression of technology and invention, and conspiracy
theories. From the perspective of an ethics that is in harmony with the basic essence of morality, a long-term
view of a peaceful and flourishing world is not merely possible but may, with time, become inevitable.
is currently available as an eBook
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and Apple's iTunes Store. The book will be available in print in 2014.
Empowerment, in eBook, is now on sale up until the printed
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
It is currently available as an eBook on major
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