DOING THE RIGHT THING: You want to do the right thing, but you’re not always sure what the right thing is. You think that people’s values are a matter of personal belief, but that some people’s beliefs are just plain wrong. From practical questions—Should I eat meat? Is it always wrong to kill? Is there a duty to give to charity?—to fundamental questions about the nature of ethics—Are there universal values? Does morality depend on religion? What do words like ‘right’ and ‘good’ mean?—this collection helps you to think through the big issues. After that, it’s up to you.
We all know that we don't read enough—but don't beat yourself up—read a little, you can still learn a lot. Read between sets at the gym, on your way to work, while queuing at the bank, or even wind down with a few lessons at bedtime. Dip in, dip out, learn something new along the way. Try it—you might just like it.
Susanne Gibson has spent more than twenty years thinking, writing and talking about doing the right thing. She is regularly googled for her views on abortion, has written on professional ethics and the ethics of counselling, and taught on topics as diverse as death and dying and the philosophy and ethics of sport (highlights of her career include trying to make sports science students sit still and listen). Her current thinking is that doing the right thing is mostly a matter of consideration and compassion. Susanne likes walking around London and dislikes people smoking while walking in front of her.