Ethics and excuses : the crisis in professional responsibility /

Examines the excuses professionals make when accused of acting unethically, and asks when they are valid and when not. This study of excuses aims to provide a challenging way to think about the nature of ethical problems in the professions and to suggest ways of solving them.

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Main Author: McDowell, Banks.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Westport, Conn. : Quorum Books, 2000.
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505 0 |a Preliminaries; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction The Ethical Crisis; 2 Responsibility and Excuses; 3 Ethical Excuses; 4 Law and Ethics The Different Systems; 5 Defenses The Legal Excuses; 6 The Fallibility of Human Beings; 7 The Informal Moral Codes; 8 The Need to Reformulate Ethical Expectations; 9 The Professional and the Market -- Is Efficiency the Predominant Value; 10 The Responsibility of Others toward the Excuse Giver: The Need for Dialogue; 11 Conclusion; Bibliography; Index. 
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