This essential new text is designed for courses in contemporary moral issues, applied ethics, and leadership. Emphasizing personal choice in the study of ethics, the authors take the reader on a journey of self-discovery rather than a mere academic survey of the field of ethics.

A Practical Guide to Ethics: Living and Leading with Integrity helps students develop their skills in ethical decision-making and put those decisions into effective practice. Its unique focus on leadership, especially the moral dimensions of understanding one's own values, teaches students to understand and, through dialog and negotiation, communicate their own beliefs as a step to building coalitions with those who may hold different views. It is also distinctive in combining ethical theory with both multicultural ethics (Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, feminism) and a practical orientation to moral decision-making and leadership.

chapter 1|22 pages


chapter 2|16 pages

Reasoning and Communicating about Values

chapter 3|30 pages

Moral Perspectives I

Consequences, Respect, Character

chapter 4|20 pages

Moral Perspectives II

Care, Fairness, Professional Codes

chapter 5|24 pages

Ethics around the World

chapter 6|18 pages


chapter 7|38 pages

Communicating with Integrity

chapter 8|38 pages

The World of Work

chapter 9|16 pages

Family and Friends

chapter 10|20 pages

Global Citizenship