Bird on an Ethics Wire

In Bird on an Ethics Wire, Margaret Somerville explores the values needed to maintain a world that reasonable people would want to live in and pass on to their descendants.

Bird on an Ethics Wire

Author: Margaret Somerville

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773598154

Page: 344

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Our physical ecosystem is not indestructible and we have obligations to hold it in trust for future generations. The same is true of our metaphysical ecosystem - the values, principles, attitudes, beliefs, and shared stories on which we have founded our society. In Bird on an Ethics Wire, Margaret Somerville explores the values needed to maintain a world that reasonable people would want to live in and pass on to their descendants. Somerville addresses the conflicts between people who espouse "progressive" values and those who uphold "traditional" ones by casting her attention on the debates surrounding "birth" (abortion and reproductive technologies) and "death" (euthanasia) and shows how words are often used as weapons. She proposes that we should seek to experience amazement, wonder, and awe to enrich our lives and help us to find meaning. Such experiences, Somerville believes, can change how we see the world and live our lives, and affect the decisions we make, especially regarding values and ethics. They can help us to cope with physical or existential suffering, and ultimately put us in touch with the sacred - in either its secular or religious form - which protects what we must not destroy. Experiencing amazement, wonder, and awe, Somerville concludes, can also generate hope, without which our spirit dies. Both individuals and societies need hope, a sense of connection to the future, if the world is to make the best decisions about values in the battles that constitute the current culture wars.

Social Ethics

If your conception of what is before you is determined by this myopic focus, you
could look at that one wire, up and down the length of it, and be unable to see
why a bird would not just fly around the wire any time it wanted to go somewhere.

Social Ethics

Author: Thomas A. Mappes

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

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Page: 525

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This anthology encourages a critical examination of contemporary moral problems by presenting differing viewpoints on issues such as: the death penalty; euthanasia; hate speech and censorship; world hunger and global justice; and the environment. The readings, half of which are new to this fifth edition, include relevant opinions, as well as selections of work from contemporary writers and thinkers.

Safring News

... The Raptor Conservation Group has some concerns regarding the ethics of
trapping , handling and ringing of raptors . ... required an even higher set of ethic
rules . mesh wire and / or binding materials could injure the trapped bird or the
live ...

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Information Security and Ethics

Frye ( 1983 ) uses the metaphor of a birdcage that is comprised of several
individual wires . Each individual wire is thin , and if you only concentrate on one
, you will assume that the bird simply could fly around the barrier and be free .

Information Security and Ethics

Author: Hamid R. Nemati

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"This compilation serves as the ultimate source on all theories and models associated with information privacy and safeguard practices to help anchor and guide the development of technologies, standards, and best practices to meet these challenges."--Provided by publisher.

Environmental Ethics

It is only when you step back , stop looking at the wires one by one ,
microscopically , and take a macroscopic view of the whole cage , that you can
see why the bird does not go anywhere ; and then you will see it in a moment . It
will require no ...

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Earth Ethics

Introductory Readings on Animal Rights and Environmental Ethics James P.
Sterba. of a poultry farm in ... The squawking is loud and intense as some 20,000
birds shove to the farthest side of their cages in fear of the human intruders .
Julius Goldman's Egg City ... The cages have sloping wire floors . The slope -
usually a ...

Earth Ethics

Author: James P. Sterba

Publisher: Pearson College Division

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Page: 390

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This anthology contains numerous up-to-date, well-related readings on animal rights/animal liberation and environmental ethics—in addition to current topics such as ecological feminism, and practical applications. Approaching its subjects through a set of opposing readings shows the strength and weaknesses of various alternative positions. Readings cover the topics of Judeo-Christian Perspectives, Respect for Nature, The Land Ethic/Deep Ecology, Reconciliation and Defense, Social Ecology and Environmental Racism, and NonWestern Religious and Cultural Perspectives. For individuals concerned about the environment and the non-humans who inhabit it.

Birding

... station design that might be helpful : “ Make cylinders of four - foot - wide
chicken wire about one foot in diameter . ... The cylinders will either prevent the
cat from hiding under the bush or impede it as it leaps for a bird , giving the bird
time to escape . ” While I know that this isn ' t the usual material to appear in the
letters column in Birding , as a part of the ABA Code of Ethics we have to pay
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Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics

... feathers of a very rare bird , the of Peru . ... like savages , it is with the
Polynesians and occasionally the coils of wire bound round the forehead and the
Melanesians that the general wearing of flowers nape of the neck by Mukam ba
youths at ...

Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics

Author: James Hastings

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Personal and Social Ethics

Moral Problems with Integrated Theory Vincent E. Barry ... In this space , on a
sloping wire floor ( sloping so the eggs roll down , wire so the dung drops through
) the birds live for a year or eighteen months while artificial lighting and ...

Personal and Social Ethics

Author: Vincent E. Barry

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Page: 386

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The Environmental Ethics and Policy Book

In this space , on a sloping wire floor ( sloping so the eggs roll down , wire so the
dung drops through ) the birds live for a year or eighteen months while artificial
lighting and temperature conditions combine with drugs in their food to squeeze ...

The Environmental Ethics and Policy Book

Author: Donald VanDeVeer

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Page: 649

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This text is designed for students who wish to explore in depth questions about how on earth we ought to live e.g., how we can behave responsibly toward nonhumans and toward the planet). Although primarily oriented toward questions of ethics broadly understood, and approached philosophically, the volume crosses disciplinary boundaries and attends seriously to economic reasoning and its implications for environmental policy issues. It seeks to extract for critical attention the relevant moral or normative presuppositions which lie behind policy recommendations, whether they are ones made by biologists, ecologists, economists, phiolsophers, engineers, public officials, or anyone concerned with policy decisions.

Fins Feathers and Fur

In 47 bird boxes erected on a tract of two and one - half acres there were
produced , two years ago , when the experiment ... which fell across the ditch ,
imprisoning the bull in the water and mud , with its head suspended above the
surface by the wire . ... only for the purpose of studying methods of attracting
desirable birds Hunting Season Ethics morning to bag one of these birds fins ,
feathers and fir 265.

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Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics

On these farms , poultry are crammed into chicken houses with elevated wire
floors , from birth to slaughter . The risk of poultry becoming infected through
contact with wild migratory birds is fairly low due to the controlled and isolated
living ...

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Management

ETHICS IN BUSINESS How could top - level executives at the Manville
Corporation have suppressed evidence for decades that ... Why did managers at
E. F. Hutton find themselves pleading guilty to 2,000 counts of mail and wire fraud
, accepting a fine of $ 2 million ... For more on this subject , see James A. Waters
and Frederick Bird , “ Attending to Ethics in Management , ” Journal of Business
Ethics ...

Management

Author: Richard M. Hodgetts

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

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Page: 809

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Michigan Living Motor News

The point should be made that all chicken wire can possibly do is help flush the
bird into the air . It is still up to the ... There can be an argument over whether
chicken - wire hunting violates the ethics of sportsmanship . ( One of the editors of
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Windpower Monthly Newsmagazine

... Approval for Shepherds Flat 909 MW wind farm Wind Wire Vol 24 ( 08 ) : 12
10.0 Back to financing fundamentals Bailey , Diane Vol ... 50 1.0 Big scale
approach to wind in America Anderson , Mark Vol 25 ( 02 ) : 54 1.0 Bird kills in
perspective Wind Tech Notes Vol 25 ... New York investigation results in ethics
code Wind Wire Vol 24 ( 12 ) : 10 1.0 New York law helps renewables owners
Wind Wire Vol ...

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The Wire

Pentecostalism infamous Charlie Parker biography Bird Lives ! . became a social
movement on the island Gennari has ... ethics selector at a soundclash . and
politics that emerged there while jazz ' s Jesus Dub makes some provocative and
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The Wire

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Business Ethics

fundamental behavioral needs as stretching their wings , perching , walking ,
scratching , and nest building . Unsuited for wire cages , they suffer foot damage ,
feather loss , and other injuries . Birds are “ debeaked ” to prevent pecking
injuries ...

Business Ethics

Author: William H. Shaw

Publisher: Thomson Learning

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Page: 432

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Combining text and stimulating case studies, BUSINESS ETHICS, FOURTH EDITION provides a comprehensive, intellectually solid survey of business ethics, suitable for undergraduates at all levels with little or no philosophical background. It introduces students to important philosophical concepts and principles in an engaging way, supplies them with useful social, historical, and philosophical background, and encourages them to grapple with important theoretical and practical issues that they might not otherwise think about.