The Power of Ethics
How to Make Good Choices in a Complicated World
- Concrete Examples
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Ethics advisor Susan Liautaud, an ethics professor at Stanford, describes a world in which technology perilously amplifies unethical decision-making. She provides an ethical framework to help you ask the right questions when you’re facing a dilemma, and describes six forces that drive ethics beyond the edge where the law has all the answers. Employing concrete examples from tech, medicine, politics, and more, Liautaud grounds ethical dilemmas in real life. She teaches that in a fast-changing, uncertain world, well-meaning people need to understand ethics to prevent exploitation, ensure fairness and protect humanity’s future.
About the Author
Ethics advisor Susan Liautaud is founder and managing director of Susan Liautaud & Associates Limited. She teaches ethics at Stanford University, serves as Chair of Council at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and founded the nonprofit platform The Ethics Incubator.