Pragmatic Environmental Ethics: Interface, Inc.
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Pragmatic Environmental Ethics: Interface, Inc.


This paper discusses environmental ethics in the business decision-making process through a number of different ethical frameworks, including utilitarian, deontological, virtue ethics, eco-centrism, and pragmatic. Throughout this paper, the company Interface, Inc. is used as a model to explore the implementation of a pragmatic environmental ethical approach on strategic business decisions. Before customer awareness of … Continue reading

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Happiness? a thing we find or a thing we make?


I watched a TED talk by Dan Gilbert, author of a book titled “Stumbling on Happiness.” His lecture discusses his experimental research and his vitally important and interesting findings on happiness. Dan is a psychologist at Harvard University and his research and commentary was very informative. He explains that there is natural happiness and synthesized … Continue reading

Becci Manson: the retoucher of lives
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Becci Manson: the retoucher of lives


After watching many TED talks with topics ranging from poetry to psychology (it’s so easy to just get lost in that website), I settled on one entitled “(Re)touching lives through photos”. The speaker, Becci Manson, is a photo retoucher who spent about 7 months after Japan’s 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster collecting, hand-cleaning, and retouching … Continue reading

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The more you know…the less you actually do


The TED talk I chose to explore was Neuroscientist Stuart Firestein’s talk on the pursuit of ignorance. Not quite the ignorance that involves indifference to facts and ideas, but rather conscious ignorance. The idea stems from the theories of famous scientists and mathematicians that have discovered the foundation for all modern education. The more knowledge one acquires … Continue reading