Virtue Ethics and Professional Roles
Justin Oakley, Dean CockingISBN: 052179305X;
Taking medical and legal practice as key examples, the authors develop a rigorous articulation and defence of virtue ethics, contrasting it with other types of character-based ethical theories and showing that it offers a promising new approach to the ethics of professional roles. They provide insights into the central notions of professional detachment, professional integrity, and moral character in professional life, and demonstrate how a virtue-based approach can help us better understand what ethicalprofessional-client relationships would be like.
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