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Bok, Sissela

Works: 83 works in 371 publications in 8 languages and 14,919 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Historical films  Interviews  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, Editor, Speaker
Classifications: E185.6, 170
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Lying : moral choice in public and private life by Sissela Bok( Book )

70 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the moral questions of lying, whether it is ever justifiable and the consequences of such lies both in public and private life
Secrets : on the ethics of concealment and revelation by Sissela Bok( Book )

42 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and held by 2,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'We live in a society where almost every person and institution has closely guarded secrets. What kind of moral issues do these raise for individuals and for society? Under what circumstances is it wrong to pry into secrets? Are there times when a promise of secrecy must be broken? What about journalists' protection of sources, government suppression of information, covert police activity, scientific secrecy? [In this book, the author] investigates these and other questions as they arise in family life, with friends, at work, in public affairs and in special circumstances like the confessional or psychotherapy."--Page 4 of cover
Mayhem : violence as public entertainment by Sissela Bok( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the impact of entertainment violence on viewers, beginning with a discussion of the gladiatorial games in ancient Rome; considers the findings of modern research; addresses the dilemma between unregulated violent programming and government control; and looks at creative ways to guard against the effects of media violence
Exploring happiness : from Aristotle to brain science by Sissela Bok( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the nature of happiness, discussing how it has been treated in philosophy and religion and by the modern disciplines of psychology, economics, and neuroscience, and considers the place of indivdual happiness within the context of modern life
Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide by Gerald Dworkin( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the moral and factual issues of the legalization of euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide
Ethics teaching in higher education by Daniel Callahan( Book )

11 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concern for the ethical instruction and formation of students has always been a part of American higher education. Yet that concern has by no means been uniform or free from controversy. The centrality of moral philosophy in the undergraduate curriculum during the mid-19th Century gave way later during that era to the first signs of increasing specialization of the disciplines. By the middle of the 20th Century, instruction in ethics had, by and large, become confined almost exclusively to departments of philosophy and religion. Efforts to introduce ethics teaching in the professional schools and elsewhere in the university often met with indifference or outright hostility. The past decade has seen a remarkable resurgence of the interest in the teaching of ethics, at both the undergraduate and the professional school levels. Beginning in 1977, The Hastings Center, with the support of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, undertook a system atic study of the state of the teaching of ethics in American higher education
Alva Myrdal : a daughter's memoir by Sissela Bok( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Zweedse politica, feministe, diplomate en voorvechtster van ontwapening Alva Reimer Myrdal (1902-1986)
The Dilemmas of euthanasia by John A Behnke( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Common values by Sissela Bok( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Common Values, Sissela Bok asks what moral values, if any, might be capable of being shared across national, ethnic, religious, and other boundaries, under what circumstances, and with what qualifications." "Bok argues that certain basic values can be shared cross-culturally without infringing on the richness of diversity and can provide a starting point for dialogue, negotiation, and cooperation. She takes a stand against the claim that respect for cultural diversity and respect for common values are mutually exclusive or somehow diminish one another. Examining different moral and religious traditions, she singles out certain fundamental values as having had to be worked out in even the most primitive human communities for purposes of group thriving and survival." "Drawing on a great deal of historical material, Bok also includes in her examination consideration of the 1993 United Nations World Conference on Human Rights; the World Parliament of Religions; the publication of Veritatis Splendor, Pope John Paul II's proclamation on morality; and the International Commission of Global Governance. Combining moral theory with practical ethics, demonstrating how moral values apply to all facets of life, Bok's eloquent defense of shared morality addresses a crucial topic of our time."--Jacket
A strategy for peace : human values and the threat of war by Sissela Bok( Book )

11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American dilemma : the Negro problem and modern democracy by Gunnar Myrdal( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tackled the stark contradiction between America's ideal of equality and the realities of racism against African-Americans, as well as other oppressed groups. In it, Swedish economist Gunnar Myrdal argued that rampant discrimination not only negated America's founding principles, but also diminished its productivity and advancement. Cited in the landmark segregation case Brown v. Board of Education, the book greatly influenced perspectives on race relations and helped form the foundation for the civil rights movement
Sissela Bok by Sissela Bok( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sissela Bok, philosopher and educator, discusses honesty, ethical behavior, and secrecy in government, the contributions of moral principles to solving political and international conflicts, and how the individual can contribute to peace through ethical behavior. Interviewed by Bill Moyers
American denial( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1938, Swedish researcher and Nobel Laureate Gunnar Myrdal plunges into America's Jim Crow South. His resulting study, An American dilemma (1944), poses a profoundly unsettling question: How can a people devoted to the American creed of equality, justice and opportunity for all continue to erect obstacles to those ends based on race? Through Myrdal's story and contemporary racial dynamics, the film explores how denial, cognitive dissonance, and implicit bias persist and shape all of our lives"--From container
Lügen : vom täglichen Zwang zur Unaufrichtigkeit by Sissela Bok( Book )

8 editions published between 1979 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alva : ett kvinnoliv by Sissela Bok( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in Swedish and Undetermined and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

TV violence, children, and the press : eight rationales inhibiting public policy debates by Sissela Bok( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lying by Sissela Bok( Recording )

4 editions published between 1978 and 2008 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Bok discusses the problems arising from lying in personal and public life, and tells about engendering attitudes that will help people to resist temptations to lie and deceive
Perspectives on crime and justice : 1998-1999 lecture series( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the text of the "Perspectives on Crime and Justice: 1998-1999 Lecture Series," written by Mark A.R. Kleiman, Felton Earls, Sissela Bok, and James B. Jacobs and provided online by the National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS). Discusses crime prevention, white-collar crime, and the strengthening of families
Practical ethics : a collection of addresses and essays by Henry Sidgwick( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A World of ideas : Sissela Bok( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bok, ethicist and author of the book Secrets and Lying, talks about the loss of trust among Americans in the age of the Iran-contra and similar scandals
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Mayhem : violence as public entertainment
Alternative Names
Sissela Bok American philosopher

Sissela Bok americká filozofka

Sissela Bok Amerikaans filosofe

Sissela Bok filósofa norteamericana

Sissela Bok filòsofa nrd-americana

Sissela Bok philosophe américaine

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복, 시셀라

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ボク, シセラ

Secrets : on the ethics of concealment and revelationMayhem : violence as public entertainmentExploring happiness : from Aristotle to brain scienceEuthanasia and physician-assisted suicideAlva Myrdal : a daughter's memoirCommon valuesAn American dilemma : the Negro problem and modern democracyPractical ethics : a collection of addresses and essays