Virtue Ethics And Professional Roles by Justin OakleyVirtue Ethics And Professional Roles by Justin Oakley

Virtue Ethics And Professional Roles

byJustin Oakley, Dean Cocking

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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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 ethical professional-client relationships would be like.
Dean Cocking is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University, Canberra, Australia. He has published a number of articles in journals including Ethics and The Journal of Philosophy.
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Title:Virtue Ethics And Professional RolesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:204 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521027292

ISBN - 13:9780521027298

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Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. The nature of virtue ethics; 2. The regulative ideals of morality and the problem of friendship; 3. A virtue ethics approach to professional roles; 4. Ethical models of the good general practitioner; 5. Professional virtues, ordinary vices; 6. Professional detachment in health care and legal practice; Bibliography; Index.

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'This excellent volume has something for everyone ... It is a thought-provoking read [and] ...offers a significant contribution to the ethics literature' Derek Sellman, Nursing Philosophy