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Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions Vol. 58 (2008), Pages 147-147

ABSTRACT: Dilemmas of Trust

Lynn N. Hughes

U.S. District Court, 515 Rusk Ave., Rm. 11122, Houston, Texas 77002-7605 ABSTRACT

Mixing principles and examples with economics and anthropology, a thoughtful and practical perspective on integrity has been developed. Often in ethics—as in science— identifying the problem is harder than knowing the solution, making recognition the critical first step in ethical analysis.

Good things, like cooperation, can become negative when they are not tethered to an external reality and the larger society. Also, because our ideology and psychology can blind us to the nature of our choices, we need balance, feedback, and thought to resolve the ethical aspects of the ordinary and unfamiliar.

Ed. Note: This abstract is for the AAPG Division of Professional Affairs (DPA) luncheon at the 2008 convention. The abstract was received after the main body of the Transactions had been paginated and sequenced. We regret any inconvenience.

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