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Meaningful Work: Rethinking Professional Ethics

Mike W. Martin


As usually understood, professional ethics consists of shared duties and episodic dilemmas: the responsibilities incumbent on all members of specific professions, together with the dilemmas that arise when these responsibilities conflict. This book challenges that “consensus paradigm”, rethinking professional ethics to include personal commitments and ideals, including many not mandatory for all members of a profession. Taking these personal commitments seriously expands professional ethics to include neglected issues about moral psychology, character and the virtues, self-fulfillment and betr ... More

Keywords: professional ethics, dilemmas, consensus paradigm, personal commitment, ideals, moral psychology, virtues, self-fulfillment, character

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780195133257
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195133257.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mike W. Martin, author
Chapman University, California
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