Am I Right? or Am I Right? introduces Dilemma Training — a six-step method of ethical decision making, and the moral theories relevant to it. It examines the meaning of ‘integrity’ and describes Dilemma Training in education, business, government, the media, the armed forces, and in combating substance abuse. Discussion of ‘big ethical issues’: animal rights, the environment, racial equality, science and technology, capital punishment, euthanasia, and suicide is followed by examples from literature, the historical development of people learning to ‘think for themselves’, and a description of ethical decision making in the context of religion. The book is written in a non-academic way for anyone who wants to know more about solving ethical dilemmas.
‘This unique book has the potential to be life-changing. It challenges you to reflect on the ethics of your own behaviour and enhances awareness of the wider implications of your decisions, both in the professional and in the personal sphere. I can thoroughly recommend it to anyone who has ever tried to find an honest answer to the question: “Am l Right?” ’
Dr. M-J Bekkers, Trial Manager, School of Medicine, Cardiff University.
‘This excellent pioneering work cuts through our assumptions about morality and political correctness, and exposes the moral values that underpin what we mean by democracy. It is panoramic in scope, and full of practical wisdom about issues that matter profoundly to all of us. It is absolutely essential reading for everyone.’
Professor Karin Murris, School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.
‘This book seeks to overturn the traditional model of ethical codes and rules. Its central role of individual responsibility and dialogue is paramount to the capacity of any organization, business or otherwise, to make wise decisions in the face of ethical challenges. lt is difficult to think of anyone who would not be in sympathy with the author‘s personal stances or fail to appreciate his logic, fairness and liberalism.‘
Rachel Browne, Philosophy for Business, Britain.