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Professional Integrity: Thinking Ethically (Hardback)
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Professional Integrity: Thinking Ethically (Hardback)

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Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 30/03/2006
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Discussions of professional ethics tend to emphasize what not to do. Why, Michael Pritchard asks, should they not also consider the ethical heights to which professionals should aspire? Pritchard, who has taught professional ethics for more than twenty-five years, here explores the interplay of virtues, ideals, and moral rules in everyday life and the professions. In elegant prose, he emphasizes the positive dimension of professional ethics - actions that thoughtful, conscientious people ought to perceive and pursue in their careers. As Pritchard observes, problems of professional ethics originate in an increasingly specialized society where few people are able to evaluate, let alone discredit, the actions of any given expert; all too often, we trust experts because it's all we can do. Pritchard addresses this concern by focusing on different conceptions of the responsibilities of individual professionals, illustrating the best of what professional ethics might offer through true stories of people from various professions - engineering, business, architecture, the health sciences - who have felt ethically impelled to go beyond the call of duty. Integrating moral theory with a wide range of practical concerns - good works, cooperation, trustworthiness - Pritchard shows how professionals might make conscious decisions for good, such as performing socially meaningful work for lower compensation or persevering to see a project through to a proper outcome. Extending the work of developmental psychologists to the realm of professional ethics, he shows how to foster character in responsible professionals through post-secondary education and professional guilds - and urges that even children should be encouraged to envision the greater good. "Professional Integrity" offers valuable insights not only for philosophers interested in professional responsibility, but also for general readers in a variety of settings, demonstrating that practical ethics and professional responsibility are rich and complex notions that require skills and character traits that ideally need to be cultivated at an early age. In an era of insider trading, kickbacks, and cooked books, it speaks to a long-felt need with a refreshingly positive approach.

Publisher: University Press of Kansas
ISBN: 9780700614462
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 490 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This book leads us to evaluate our own philosophical development, to reimagine the role of integrity in applied and professional ethics, and to help the reader to think about what professional and practical ethics we teach and how we teach them." Ethics

"Chapters address the subjects of truthfulness, good judgment, professional integrity, basic duties, good works, working together, dispositions, and moral development. Throughout the discussion Pritchard s clear style and helpful references to the history of professional ethical thought make this an interesting, informative read. His good explanation and illumination of the nature of ethical deliberation with incompletely theorized agreement contribute to making this book a helpful addition to the business ethics/professional ethics literature." Choice


With elegant prose and ample illustrations, Pritchard s book explores the interplay of virtues, ideals, and moral rules in everyday life and in the professions. Sound, sophisticated, and wonderfully lucid, it makes a very important contribution to the study of ethics. Mike W. Martin, author of Meaningful Work

Pritchard s wholly readable style belies the subtlety, depth, and erudition of his Professional Integrity. This is a foundational book, one that emphasizes the aspirations and virtues of true professionals. Everyone in the field of professional ethics will profit by closely studying the enormous range of examples and arguments he provides. Robert P. Lawry, Director, Center for Professional Ethics, CASE School of Law

Pritchard s important account of the richness and complexity of professional responsibility is unmatched in the literature. Martin Benjamin, author of Splitting the Difference: Compromise and Integrity in Ethics and Politics

A wonderfully wide-ranging, philosophically attuned, practically sensitive, and highly readable account. George G. Brenkert, director, Georgetown Business Ethics Institute

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