Right & Wrong: How to decide for yourself

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Hachette Australia, Mar 1, 2011 - Social Science - 288 pages
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In modern Western societies we are presented with a huge array of choices and encouraged to believe that having the freedom to choose sets us on the path to happiness. Yet, as renowned social commentator Hugh Mackay shows in RIGHT & WRONG, freedom to choose is no freedom at all unless it is accompanied by the confidence of knowing we have made the right choice.

In this insightful book, Hugh Mackay suggests some personal strategies that will make it easier to work out what is right and wrong for you whenever you are confronted by a moral choice.

In an engaging, conversational style Mackay confidently tackles the moral minefield of personal relationships, business ethics, the difference between ‘legal’ and ‘ethical’, morality and religion (and why they should not be confused), the benefits of moral mindfulness and the reasons why we should strive for a good life in which we are true to ourselves and sensitive to the wellbeing of others who might be affected by our actions.


'Hugh Mackay has undertaken a brave and valuable act...admirably clear-thinking' - Sydney Morning Herald

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A book that provides some good tests to use when wondering, "Is this ethical? Is this moral?" How do you know. Something interestig I learned from the book is that we make ethical decisions using our ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Hugh Mackay is a psychologist, social researcher and novelist. He has a master’s degree in moral philosophy and his publication, THE MACKAY REPORT, was the benchmark of social research in Australia for over thirty years. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of New South Wales, Macquarie and Charles Sturt universities. His most recent titles include WHAT MAKES US TICK?, ADVANCE AUSTRALIA... WHERE?, WAYS OF ESCAPE and WINTER CLOSE.

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