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As commonly understood, professional ethics consists of shared duties and episodic dilemmas--the responsibilities incumbent on all members of specific professions joined together with the dilemmas that arise when these responsibilities conflict. Martin challenges this "consensus paradigm" as he rethinks professional ethics to include personal commitments and ideals, of which many are not mandatory. Using specific examples from a wide range of professions, including medicine, law, high school teaching, journalism, engineering, and ministry, he explores how personal commitments motivate, guide, and give meaning to work.

ISBN

9780195133257

Publication Date

2000

Publisher

Oxford University Press

City

New York, NY

Keywords

Professional Ethics, Moral Philosophy, Dilemmas, Consensus Paradigm, Personal Commitment, Ideals, Moral Psychology, Virtues, Self-Fulfillment, Character

Disciplines

Ethics and Political Philosophy | Psychology

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