IS NOTHING SACRED?
Laurie Taylor delves into the sacred when he examines some of its conflicting definitions. Is there intrinsic worth in something sacred and can the term or concept ever be divested of its religious significance.
Two confirmed agnostics, Ben Rogers editor of a new book Is Nothing Sacred? and Richard Norman, Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Kent, join Laurie Taylor to discuss their own personal take on the notion of 'sacred'.
PUBLIC SECTOR EMPLOYMENT
Following last weeks interview with Sociologist James Stockinger, Professor Peter Nolan talks to Laurie Taylor on the uniqueness of the British the public sector ethos and finds out why its employees, despite being the most motivated, are the most demoralised sector of the workforce.
CORPORATE MEN and RETIREMENT
Laurie Taylor talks to Lorna McKee, Professor of Management and Associate Director of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships, about her recent project which explores the attitudes and experiences towards work, leisure-time and retirement of a sample of corporate men in late middle age in the oil and gas industry.
Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy Research and editor and author of Pascal: In Praise of Vanity and Beef and Liberty
Is Nothing Sacred
Edited by Ben Rogers
Routledge, an imprit of Taylor & Francis Books Ltd
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Beef and Liberty: Roast Beef, John Bull and the English Nation
Former Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Kent and currently part-time teacher of Philosophy, at the School of European Culture and Languages, at the university. Member of the British Humanist Association and the East of Kent Humanists.
Ethics, Killing and War
Cambridge University Press
ISBN 0521 455537
The Moral Philosophers: An Introduction to Ethics
Oxford University Press
Professor Lorna McKee
Professor of Management at the Department of Management Studies of the University of Aberdeen Business School and Associate Director of CRFR - Centre for Research on Families and Relationships
The research report:
'Corporate men in late middle age: re-assessing work and life', was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
Report authors: McKee L; Galilee J; Mauthner Natasha S
Professor Peter Nolan
Montague Burton Professor of Industrial Relations and Director ESRC Future of Work Programme
ESCR research programme on the future of work:
Ludwig Van Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F major, Op68
CD: The Carline Classical Series - Beethoven (1770-1827) - Symphony 5/6
Track 5: Allegro Ma Non Troppo
Record label: Carlin Class 003
Soundtrack of 1965 TV series Mogul
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