New Books List

Publisher:

New York : Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, 2017.

Call Number:

KIC 170.9051 C713B 2017

Pages:

xv, 253 pages ; 25 cm.

Subject:

Philosophy and Psychology

Summary:
To call these unsettling times is an understatement: our political leaders are less and less respectable; in business, cheating, lying, and stealing are hazily defined; and in daily life, technology permits us to act in ways inconceivable without it. Yet somehow, people still draw lines between what is acceptable and what is not. In Behaving Badly, Eden Collinsworth speaks with a wide range of figures¿from experts to everyday people¿to parse out the parameters of modern morality. In her quest, she squares off with, among others, a neuroscientist who explains why we¿re not necessarily designed to be good; a CEO fired for blowing the whistle on his multinational corporation; and the cheerfully unrepen­tant founder of a website facilitating affairs for married people. Fearless, timely, and always thought-provoking, Behaving Badly takes us on an unforgettable journey through the treacherous territory of right and wrong.