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Bok, Sissela

Works: 99 works in 436 publications in 8 languages and 15,093 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Documentary films  Educational films  Internet videos  Historical films  Biographical films  Nonfiction films  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Other, Editor, Interviewee, Creator, Contributor, Speaker, wpr
Classifications: E185.6, 177.3
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Sissela Bok
Lying : moral choice in public and private life by Sissela Bok( Book )

76 editions published between 1978 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,991 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 )

51 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,070 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
Exploring happiness : from Aristotle to brain science by Sissela Bok( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,007 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 individual happiness within the context of modern life
Mayhem : violence as public entertainment by Sissela Bok( Book )

23 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,494 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
Euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide by Gerald Dworkin( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 1,034 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 1,025 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 )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of Alva Myrdal offers a portrait of the public triumphs and private difficulties of her mother's influential life. Myrdal was an advocate for women's rights and peace, an ambassador, Swedish cabinet minister and Nobel Prize winner. Her husband, Gunnar, was a noted economist, a Swedish minister and also a Nobel Prize winner
The Dilemmas of euthanasia by John A Behnke( Book )

9 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Common values by Sissela Bok( Book )

20 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 772 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 )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this landmark effort to understand African American people in the New World, Gunnar Myrdal provides deep insight into the contradictions of American democracy as well as a study of a people within a people. The title of the book, 'An American Dilemma', refers to the moral contradiction of a nation torn between allegiance to its highest ideals and awareness of the base realities of racial discrimination. The touchstone of this classic is the jarring discrepancy between the American creed of respect for the inalienable rights to freedom, justice, and opportunity for all and the pervasive violations of the dignity of blacks. The appendices are a gold mine of information, theory, and methodology. Indeed, two of the appendices were issued as a separate work given their importance for systematic theory in social research. The new introduction by Sissela Bok offers a remarkably intimate yet rigorously objective appraisal of Myrdal-a social scientist who wanted to see himself as an analytic intellectual, yet had an unbending desire to bring about change. 'An American Dilemma' is testimonial to the man as well as the ideas he espoused. When it first appeared 'An American Dilemma' was called "the most penetrating and important book on contemporary American civilization" by Robert S. Lynd; "One of the best political commentaries on American life that has ever been written" in The American Political Science Review; and a book with "a novelty and a courage seldom found in American discussions either of our total society or of the part which the Negro plays in it" in 'The American Sociological Review'. It is a foundation work for all those concerned with the history and current status of race relations in the United States."--Provided by publisher
American denial( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 132 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
Sissela Bok by Sissela Bok( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in English and held by 95 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
Lügen : vom täglichen Zwang zur Unaufrichtigkeit by Sissela Bok( Book )

11 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 76 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 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eutanasia e suicidio assistito : pro e contro by Gerald Dworkin( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 31 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 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Practical ethics : a collection of addresses and essays by Henry Sidgwick( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic work in the field of practical and professional ethics, this collection of nine essays by English philosopher and educator Henry Sidgwick (1838-1900) was first published in 1898 and forms a vital complement to Sidgwick's major treatise on moral theory, The Methods of Ethics. Reissued here as Volume One in a new series sponsored by the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, the book is composed chiefly of addresses to members of two ethical societies that Sidgwick helped to found in Cambridge and London in the 1880s. Clear, taut, and lively, these essays demonstrate the compassion and calm reasonableness that Sidgwick brought to all his writings. As Sidgwick explains in his opening essay, the societies he addressed aimed to allow academics, professionals, and others to pursue joint efforts at reaching "some results of value for practical guidance and life." Sidgwick hoped that members might discuss such questions as when, if ever, public officials might be justified in lying or in breaking promises, whether scientists could legitimately inflict suffering on animals for research purposes, when nations might have just cause in going to war, and a score of other issues of ethics in public and private life still debated a century later. This valuable reissue returns Practical Ethics to its rightful place in Sidgwick's oeuvre. Noted ethicist Sissela Bok provides a superb Introduction, ranging over the course of Sidgwick's life and career and underscoring the relevance of Practical Ethics to contemporary debate. She writes: "Practical Ethics, the last book that Henry Sidgwick published before his death in 1900, contains the distillation of a lifetime of reflection on ethics and on what it would take for ethical debate to be 'really of use in the solution of practical questions.'" This rich, engaging work is essential reading for all concerned with the relationship between ethical theory and. practice, and with the questions that have driven the study of professional ethics in recent years. -- Provided by publisher
La eutanasia y el auxilio médico al suicidio by Gerald Dworkin( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perspectives on crime and justice : 1998-1999 lecture series( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mayhem : violence as public entertainment
Secrets : on the ethics of concealment and revelationExploring happiness : from Aristotle to brain scienceMayhem : violence as public entertainmentEuthanasia and physician-assisted suicideAlva Myrdal : a daughter's memoirCommon valuesAn American dilemma : the Negro problem and modern democracyLügen : vom täglichen Zwang zur Unaufrichtigkeit
Alternative Names
Myrdal, Sissela

Sissela Bok americká filozofka

Sissela Bok Amerikaans filosofe

Sissela Bok filósofa norteamericana

Sissela Bok filòsofa nrd-americana

Sissela Bok filozofe amerikane

Sissela Bok philosophe américaine

Sissela Bok svensk-amerikansk filosof och författare

Sissela Bok Swedish-American philosopher

Σισέλα Βοκ

Сісела Мюрдаль-Бок

Սիսելա Բոկ

복, 시셀라 1934-

복, 씨셀라 1934-

ボク, シセラ