Morality and the Professional Life: Values at Work, 1st edition

  • Cynthia A. Brincat
  • Victoria S. Wike

Morality and the Professional Life: Values at Work

ISBN-13:  9780139157295

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Overview

Unique in perspective, this book offers a comprehensive values-based approach to professional ethics that is sensitive to the primary ethical issues of the workplace and that offers a positive way for dealing with these issues. It focuses on values important to all professionals and on how people do their work, not what type of work they do, and recognizes the strengths of various moral theories and the ways to harmonize as many moral values as possible. Readings (from literature, philosophy, and the professional ethics canon), exercises, and cases offer numerous opportunities for practice in interpreting values and applying them to the workplace. KEY TOPICS: MORALITY AND THE PROFESSIONAL LIFE. What Professions and Professionals Are. What Morality Is. What Professional Ethics Is. Moral Reasons and Explanations. Moral Theories. Moral Analysis and Case Solving. VALUES AT WORK. Integrity. Respect for Persons. Justice. Compassion. Beneficence and Nonmaleficence. Responsibility. MARKET: For all professionals.

Table of contents

I. MORALITY AND THE PROFESSIONAL LIFE.

Introduction to Part I.

 1. What Professions and Professionals Are.

 2. What Morality Is.

 3. What Professional Ethics Is.

 4. Moral Reasons and Explanations.

 5. Moral Theories.

 6. Moral Analysis and Case Solving.

II. VALUES AT WORK.

Introduction to Part II.

 7. Integrity.

 8. Respect for Persons.

Readings on Integrity and Respect for Persons.

The Lynching of Jube Benson, Paul Laurence Dunbar. Whistleblowing and Employee Loyalty, Ronald Duska. Lying and the Law, Kenneth Kipnis. On Duties of Virtue toward Other Men Arising from the Respect Due Them, Immanuel Kant.

 9. Justice.10. Compassion.
Readings on Justice and Compassion.

Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut. Reverse Discrimination as Unjustified, Lisa H. Newton. Justifying Reverse Discrimination in Employment, George Sher. Compassion, Lawrence Blum.

11. Beneficence and Nonmaleficence.12. Responsibility.
Readings on Beneficence and Nonmaleficence and Responsibility.

Settled Score, Sara Paretsky. The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits, Milton Friedman. Corporations and Moral Responsibility, Richard T. DeGeorge. The Duty to Treat Patients with AIDS and HIV Infection, Albert R. Jonsen.

Selected Bibliography.Credits and Permissions.Index.

Published by Pearson (June 15th 1999) - Copyright © 2000