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Us Before Me

Ethics and Social Capital for Global Well-Being

Authors: Illingworth, P.

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Patricia Illingworth's short, powerful and passionate book argues that "social capital" should be an essential ethical concept guiding our actions, and explains how one might go about implementing this idea in a positive way.

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PATRICIA ILLINGWORTH is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and in the College of Business Administration at Northeastern University, USA, where she is also a Lecturer in Law. Professor Illingworth has held fellowships at Harvard Law School and at Harvard Medical School. She is the author of AIDS and the Good Society and Trusting Medicine: The Moral Costs of Managed Care, and a co-editor of The Power of Pills and Ethical Healthcare. She is also co-editor with Thomas Pogge and Leif Wenar, of Giving Well: The Ethics of Philanthropy.

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'Us Before Me is a timely and thoughtful book. I hope that Illingworth's case for the importance of social capital, and especially global social capital, will be widely read and highly influential.' - Peter Singer, Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University, USA

'All truly great leaders in other words, those who care about people will find the ideas in Us Before Me central to how they frame their local and global responsibilities. Illingworth has made an important link between thinking, feeling and acting that provides a leap forward for leaders to effect changes that help solve human problems in our organizations, communities, countries and world.' - Nancy Dearman, Chief Executive Officer, Kotter International


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    Illingworth, Patricia

  • Making a Difference

    Pages 12-31

    Illingworth, Patricia

  • The Heart of the Matter

    Pages 32-65

    Illingworth, Patricia

  • The Ethics of Us

    Pages 66-83

    Illingworth, Patricia

  • The Moral Sweet Spot

    Pages 84-118

    Illingworth, Patricia

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Us Before Me
Book Subtitle
Ethics and Social Capital for Global Well-Being
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-35509-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230355095
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-31443-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 264
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