\"This book equips students with a practical set of skills, showing how they can use philosophy's methods to analyze and discuss the philosophical and ethical issues that now form an integral part of courses in business, engineering, teaching, and health, as well as those in the humanities and social sciences. Selected case studies bring both ethical and philosophical issues to life\"-- Provided by publisher.
SINCE his last mauling on the Guardian's letter page, Nick Tate has modified his approach towards moral education. It seems he is no longer calling for the inculcation of a code of `traditional values', like the simple prescriptions of a highway code. Instead, he has taken some notice of your correspondents and is now calling for a strategy to ensure children can reason morally.
WE SHOULD be teaching children how to make ethical judgments, not preparing them to remember so-called traditional principles or codes, or a set of religious teachings. You can learn all the rules laid down in the Highway Code, but this doesn't make you a safe driver.
But this only serves to obscure activities at the other end of this spectrum of culpability, where MPs exploit their privileged position to line their own pockets by selling their influence for cash. This includes not just the one-off cash payments for various services, such as putting down questions; but, more significantly, it includes the activities of PR firms, including some set up by backbench Conservative MPs, which have mushroomed over the past 15 years and now, more than any other factor, are progressively damaging Parliament's reputation and destroying its moral authority.