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Applied Professional Ethics: A Developmental Approach for Use with Case Studies

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Applied Professional Ethics: A Developmental Approach for Use with Case Studies

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Designed for a wide range of courses in applied ethics, this innovative textbook is written in an accessible, compact style that sets forth and explains a sound framework for professional ethics that readers can quickly put into practice in analyzing and writing about cases. Through a series of moral conflicts, it aims at improving the skills of moral reasoning and achieving moral development.

The text begins with an explanation of five major approaches to ethics and the shortcomings of each. In order to equip the reader with an orderly way of thinking, the book presents Kohlberg's theory of the structure of moral development and shows how it applies to moral decision-making in professional life. Drawing on the insights of Carol Gilligan, it shows how her ethic of care can yield a fuller understanding of the principle of respect for persons. After explaining seven basic moral principles for professional life, the text provides a three step system for applying those principles. There is a chapter on the healthy use of conflict and dialogue, and a chapter on context and character.

ISBN

9780819193742

Publication Date

1994

Publisher

University Press of America

City

Lanham

Disciplines

Philosophy

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