Humankind has come to rely on ever more sophisticated navigation tools for moral guidance, from Moses and his Ten Commandments to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
But do we still possess an adequate moral compass to guide us through the ethically turbulent times in which we live?
Politicians are mired in allegations of sleaze, athletes use drugs to enhance their performance and journalists sometimes seem to forget the basic rules of ethics.
The internet has transformed communications and redesigned the media landscape; everyone is empowered to contribute to a more just society, or to spread intolerance and hatred.
Climate change, a vanishing social fabric and weapons of mass destruction threaten our very future, while bioengineering, gene therapy and cosmetic surgery pose other moral challenges that are unique to our times.
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