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.
Westport, Conn. :
- 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.