written, reasoned, organized and presented.
James A. Cox,
Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review
tools to cut through the myopia and confusion that beset
ethical discussion today.
are one of
my hidden loves and this
one has made my Top Ten.
book is a challenge to your mind, and your very Spirit.
at its best.
Empowerment is an
compendium of almost every form of philosophical thought.
James Morcan, filmmaker and co-author of the The Underground Knowledge Series.
of the most intriguing
questions and theories since
the dawn of man.
Empowerment: Virtue Beyond the Paradigms
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.
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 some
conspiracy theories, and claims concerning the suppression of powerful
technologies. 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.
in hardcover, paperback and ebook editions. Available on Amazon.com and
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