28
Aug
08

Engineers and Integrity

Dr. Gordon Stubley presents two tales of ethics in engineering — one great failure and one great success. The failure is the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, in which a key engineer was asked to ”take off your engineering hat and put on your management hat.” The success is the Citicorp skyscraper in New York, in which case engineer William J. LeMessurier was confronted with a design weakness in the tower’s structure. Engineers and Integrity is available from Amazon or directly from Ockham’s Razor. Or for more information see our product page for Engineers and Integrity.

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09
Jul
08

The Need for a New Individualism

Dr. Edward Hudgins notes that America has been the land of the individual — yet paternalism and collectivism underlies much contemporary mainstream American political thought. Hudgins cites key examples not only from leftists and socialists but also from traditional conservatives and neo-conservatives — and contrasts to them the principles of genuine and robust moral individualism. The Need for a New Individualism is available from Amazon or directly from Ockham’s Razor. Or for more information see our product page for The Need for a New Individualism.

03
Feb
08

Thomas Jefferson, Man versus Myth

Dr. David N. Mayer’s monograph investigates several myths about Thomas Jefferson and discusses some of Jefferson’s shortcomings despite his genius and many outstanding accomplishments. Thomas Jefferson, Man versus Myth is available from Amazon or directly from Ockham’s Razor. Or for more information see our product page for Thomas Jefferson, Man versus Myth.

16
Jan
08

Ayn Rand and Contemporary Business Ethics

Dr. Stephen Hicks applies philosopher Ayn Rand’s radical ethical perspective is applied to key issues in business ethics and contrasted to those perspectives that hold business to be essentially amoral or immoral. Ayn Rand and Contemporary Business Ethics is available from Amazon or directly from Ockham’s Razor. Or for more information see our product page for Ayn Rand and Contemporary Business Ethics.

11
Dec
07

The Entrepreneurial Life and Is It Nobler to Give than to Create?

In the first of Dr. David Kelley’s two short essays, “The Entrepreneurial Life,” Dr. Kelley discusses the psychological and moral character traits essential to living in a free society. In the second, “Is It Nobler to Give than to Create?”, he argues that greater nobility accrues to acts of production than acts of philanthropy. This two-essay set is available from Amazon or directly from Ockham’s Razor. Or for more information see our product page for The Entrepreneurial Life and Is It Nobler to Give than to Create?

13
Nov
07

Money Can Buy Happiness

Dr. Tara Smith’s monograph on the value and moral meaning of money. Money Can Buy Happiness is available from Amazon or direct from Ockham’s Razor. Or for more information see our product page for Money Can Buy Happiness.

02
Oct
07

Nietzsche and the Nazis

Dr. Stephen Hicks‘s 2:45-hour video documentary on Nietzsche, the Nazis, and the question of the extent to which the Nazis were justified in seeing Nietzsche as a forerunner. Nietzsche and the Nazis is available from Amazon or direct from Ockham’s Razor. Or for more information see our product page for Nietzsche and the Nazis.