Justice

Justice
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Author: Michael J. Sandel
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1429952687
Release: 2009-09-15
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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What are our obligations to others as people in a free society? Should government tax the rich to help the poor? Is the free market fair? Is it sometimes wrong to tell the truth? Is killing sometimes morally required? Is it possible, or desirable, to legislate morality? Do individual rights and the common good conflict? Michael J. Sandel's "Justice" course is one of the most popular and influential at Harvard. Up to a thousand students pack the campus theater to hear Sandel relate the big questions of political philosophy to the most vexing issues of the day, and this fall, public television will air a series based on the course. Justice offers readers the same exhilarating journey that captivates Harvard students. This book is a searching, lyrical exploration of the meaning of justice, one that invites readers of all political persuasions to consider familiar controversies in fresh and illuminating ways. Affirmative action, same-sex marriage, physician-assisted suicide, abortion, national service, patriotism and dissent, the moral limits of markets—Sandel dramatizes the challenge of thinking through these con?icts, and shows how a surer grasp of philosophy can help us make sense of politics, morality, and our own convictions as well. Justice is lively, thought-provoking, and wise—an essential new addition to the small shelf of books that speak convincingly to the hard questions of our civic life.

The Right Thing to Do at the Time

The Right Thing to Do at the Time
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Author: Dov Zeller
Pages: 347
ISBN: 1893121569
Release: 2018-03-15
Editor: Tiny Golem Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

If Jane Austen and Sholem Aleichem ("Fiddler on the Roof") schemed in an elevator, this just might be their pitch. Ari is Elizabeth and Itche is Jane¿and this Jewish, queer, New York City retelling of "Pride and Prejudice" is for everyone. Ari Wexler, a trans guy in his late 20s, is barely scraping by. His family life is a mess, he feels like a failure when it comes to love, and his job at a music library is on the rocks. His relationship with Itche Mattes, his doting best friend, helps him get through the days. Then a famous actress comes to town and sweeps Itche off his feet, leaving her dreadful sidekick to step on Ari¿s toes. As Ari¿s despair grows, a fascinating music project falls into his lap, and he¿s faced with a choice: to remain within his comfort zone, however small and stifling, or to take a risk that could bring meaning and joy to his life. A romantic comedy full of angsty wrestling matches between idealism and cynicism, work and art, and friendship and romance. It will keep you guessing until the very end.

The Right Thing to Do Short Story

The Right Thing to Do  Short Story
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Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Pages: 42
ISBN: 9781101965191
Release: 2015-07-14
Editor: Ballantine Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

#1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman heralds the arrival of his thrilling new stand-alone novel, The Murderer’s Daughter, with this eBook original prequel short story—a powerful portrait of a young man seeking his destiny, who will ultimately play a key role in the life of an unforgettable new Kellerman heroine. It’s the summer of 1965, and Malcolm Bluestone, fresh out of Harvard and bound for law school, is taking a break—from the books and Brooklyn—to soak in the sun and sights of California. Free from his doting parents, he’s enjoying a whirlwind tour of his older brother Steve’s glamorous movie-star lifestyle. Yet all the excitement only seems to leave Malcolm feeling haunted by the sheltered, studious life he leads—and trapped by the secure but predictable future that awaits him. It is a future he has the power to change, if he’s brave enough to dare and wise enough, like his brother, to listen to his heart. But it will take a shocking incident on a movie set to finally spur Malcolm to action—and free him to walk the path he knows he was meant to. Praise for Jonathan Kellerman and his Alex Delaware mysteries “Jonathan Kellerman’s psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix.”—Los Angeles Times “A master of the psychological thriller.”—People “Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning.”—The New York Times Book Review “The combination of Alex Delaware [and] Detective Milo Sturgis . . . makes for the most original whodunit duo since Watson and Holmes.”—Forbes “Kellerman doesn’t just write psychological thrillers—he owns the genre.”—Detroit Free Press

The Right Thing to Do

The Right Thing to Do
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Author: Josephine Hendin
Pages: 240
ISBN: 1558612203
Release: 1999
Editor: Feminist Press at CUNY

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The first novel to center on the father-daughter relationship in an Italian American family.

Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing
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Author: Spike Lee,Lisa Jones
Pages: 297
ISBN: 9780671682651
Release: 1989
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The phenomenon of Spike Lee continues with this revealing and engaging look at his outstanding career, his creative process, and the screenplay for his dynamic movie Do The Right Thing. Spike Lee burst full formed into the screen world with his award-winning, commercially successful independent film She's Gotta Have It. In the few short years following this stellar debut he has established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the film industry and in American popular culture. This book reveals Spike Lee as a Hollywood iconoclast and gifted visionary and takes us though the dramatic sequence of events that brought the movie Do The Right Thing to fruition. It is a testimonial to his developing genius, written in the stingingly funny and informed language of Spike Lee.

The Right Thing to Do The Smart Thing to Do

The Right Thing to Do  The Smart Thing to Do
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Author: Association of Academic Health Centers,Clyde H. Evans,Association of American Medical Colleges,Lois Colburn,Institute of Medicine,Adrienne Y. Stith,Brian D. Smedley
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9780309076142
Release: 2001-09-29
Editor: National Academies Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Symposium on Diversity in the Health Professions in Honor of Herbert W. Nickens, M.D., was convened in March 2001 to provide a forum for health policymakers, health professions educators, education policymakers, researchers, and others to address three significant and contradictory challenges: the continued under-representation of African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans in health professions; the growth of these populations in the United States and subsequent pressure to address their health care needs; and the recent policy, legislative, and legal challenges to affirmative action that may limit access for underrepresented minority students to health professions training. The symposium summary along with a collection of papers presented are to help stimulate further discussion and action toward addressing these challenges. The Right Thing to Do, The Smart Thing to Do: Enhancing Diversity in Health Professions illustrates how the health care industry and health care professions are fighting to retain the public’s confidence so that the U.S. health care system can continue to be the world’s best.

The Right Thing to Do

The Right Thing to Do
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Author: James Rachels,Stuart Rachels
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781538129487
Release: 2019-07-26
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Now in its eighth edition, James Rachels’ and Stuart Rachels’ The Right Thing to Do: Readings in Moral Philosophy continues its legacy of providing students a diverse collection of thought-provoking essays. New to this edition are eight essays relevant to the today’s students, from gun rights to the opioid crisis to racial equality.

Moral Literacy

Moral Literacy
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Author: Colin McGinn
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781624667817
Release: 1993-06-01
Editor: Hackett Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"A great resource for beginning ethics courses. The book is short and yet it richly embodies the methods of ethical thinking about practical moral problems that are hard for students to learn unless they see them in action. McGinn perspicuously sets out a small set of basic principles and then attacks the problems of our treatment of animals, abortion, sex, censorship, and so on, with a masterful blend of attention to real-life cases and imaginary thought experiments. McGinn hardly claims to have the last word on the complex issues he discusses, and students will find many exciting problems and points to take up." —Owen Flanagan, Duke University

The Right Thing to Do

The Right Thing to Do
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Author: James Rachels
Pages: 305
ISBN: 0072476915
Release: 2003
Editor: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

THE RIGHT THING TO DO is a collection of readings in moral theory and moral issues from major Western philosophers. It is the successful companion reader for Rachels' text, THE ELEMENTS OF MORAL PHILOSOPHY. This anthology explores further the theories and issues introduced in that volume, in their original and classic formulations. The collection can stand on its own as the text for a course in moral philosophy, or it can be used to supplement any introductory text.

Practical Wisdom

Practical Wisdom
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Author: Barry Schwartz,Kenneth Sharpe
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781101475188
Release: 2010-12-30
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A reasoned yet urgent call to embrace and protect the essential, practical human quality that has been drummed out of our lives: wisdom. It's in our nature to want to succeed. It's also human nature to want to do right. But we've lost how to balance the two. How do we get it back? Practical Wisdom can help. "Practical wisdom" is the essential human quality that combines the fruits of our individual experiences with our empathy and intellect-an aim that Aristotle identified millennia ago. It's learning "the right way to do the right thing in a particular circumstance, with a particular person, at a particular time." But we have forgotten how to do this. In Practical Wisdom, Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Sharpe illuminate how to get back in touch with our wisdom: how to identify it, cultivate it, and enact it, and how to make ourselves healthier, wealthier, and wiser.

The Right Thing to Do

The Right Thing to Do
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Author: David Machajewski
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1725306859
Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown

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Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing
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Author: Stuart Jonathan Russell,Eric Wefald
Pages: 200
ISBN: 0262181444
Release: 1991
Editor: MIT Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Like Mooki, the hero of Spike Lee's film "Do the Right Thing," artificially intelligent systems have a hard time knowing what to do in all circumstances. Classical theories of perfect rationality prescribe the "right thing" for any occasion, but no finite agent can compute their prescriptions fast enough. In Do the Right Thing, the authors argue that a new theoretical foundation for artificial intelligence can be constructed in which rationality is a property of "programs" within a finite architecture, and their behavior over time in the task environment, rather than a property of individual decisions. Do the Right Thing suggests that the rich structure that seems to be exhibited by humans, and ought to be exhibited by AI systems, is a necessary result of the pressure for optimal behavior operating within a system of strictly limited resources. It provides an outline for the design of new intelligent systems and describes theoretical and practical tools for bringing about intelligent behavior in finite machines. The tools are applied to game planning and realtime problem solving, with surprising results.

The Right Thing to Do

The Right Thing to Do
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Author: P. Aarne Vesilind
Pages: 95
ISBN: 0965053962
Release: 2006
Editor: Lakeshore Press

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It was the Right Thing to Do

It was the Right Thing to Do
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Author: Paul T. Ohtaki
Pages: 235
ISBN: OCLC:56138983
Release: 2001
Editor: Unknown

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The Next Right Thing

The Next Right Thing
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Author: Emily P. Freeman
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781493419012
Release: 2019-04-02
Editor: Revell

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Nothing gets our attention like an unmade decision: Should I accept the new position? Which schooling choice is best for my kids? How can I support my aging parents? When we have a decision to make and the answer isn't clear, what we want more than anything is peace, clarity, and a nudge in the right direction. If you have trouble making decisions, because of either chronic hesitation you've always lived with or a more recent onset of decision fatigue, Emily P. Freeman offers a fresh way of practicing familiar but often forgotten advice: simply do the next right thing. With this simple, soulful practice, it is possible to clear the decision-making chaos, quiet the fear of choosing wrong, and find the courage to finally decide without regret or second-guessing. Whether you're in the midst of a major life transition or are weary of the low-grade anxiety that daily life can bring, Emily helps create space for your soul to breathe so you can live life with God at a gentle pace and discern your next right thing in love.

Do The Next Right Thing

Do The Next Right Thing
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Author: Frank O'Dea,John Lawrence Reynolds
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780143189466
Release: 2013-07-30
Editor: Penguin Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Frank O’Dea is no stranger to overcoming crisis. He was a victim of abuse as a teenager and at twenty-four, a homeless alcoholic. But he was able to turn his life around and become a successful businessman while creating a family. Now he’s sharing the lessons he’s learned, offering guidelines that anyone can follow to help him or her through crises.

The Right Thing To Do

The Right Thing To Do
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Author: Rachels
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780077469146
Release: 2021
Editor: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

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Spike Lee s Do the Right Thing

Spike Lee s Do the Right Thing
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Author: Mark A. Reid,Horton Andrew
Pages: 162
ISBN: 0521559545
Release: 1997-05-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A collection of essays on Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing.

The Right Thing to Do

The Right Thing to Do
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Author: Josephine Gattuso Hendin
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781936932115
Release: 2017-03-15
Editor: Feminist Press at CUNY

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A young Italian American woman struggles to find her way between two cultures in this novel of “familial dignity . . . credibility and intelligence” (Kirkus Reviews). On a stroll in his Queens neighborhood, Sicilian-born Nino Giardello glimpses his daughter, ambitious nineteen-year-old Gina, heading for the subway. Silently, he follows her to Manhattan and watches, outraged, as she walks into the arms of a golden-haired stranger. The incident confirms Nino’s worst suspicions about his daughter, whose American lifestyle he sees as an insult to his heritage. In a struggle that exceeds all boundaries, including death, father and daughter will engage in a conflict of generations, cultures, and sexes. Josephine Gattuso Hendin captures New York Italian immigrant life with startling precision, exploring the intricate web of a community’s everyday transactions and the multifaceted father-daughter relationship at the heart of the Italian American family. A coming-of-age novel that is both wryly funny and achingly sad, “The Right Thing to Do effectively portrays both New York’s Italian immigrant milieu and one man’s rage at his own powerlessness in the face of his child’s hunger for life” (Booklist).

The Murderer s Daughter

The Murderer s Daughter
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Author: Jonathan Kellerman
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781101885338
Release: 2016-06-28
Editor: Ballantine Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Engaging in high-risk activities to escape from her regimented life as a psychologist, Grace Blades has a one-night stand with a man who turns out to be her new client, one who claims a unique connection to Grace's foster father.