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Just a Job?: Communication, Ethics, and Professional Life

George Cheney, Dan Lair, Dean Ritz, and Brenden Kendall


This book offers a fresh perspective on ethics at work, questioning the notions that doing ethics at work has to be work, and that work is somehow a sphere where a different set of rules applies. When we separate ethics from life, we put it beyond our daily reach, treating it as something that is meaningful only at certain moments. This problem permeates our everyday talk about ethics at work, in popular culture, in our textbooks, and even in our ethics codes. This book uses insights from the fields of communications and rhetoric to show how in the very framing of ethics—even before we get to ... More

Keywords: Aristotle, Business ethics, Framing, Happiness, Organizational communication, Professional ethics, Rhetoric, Virtue ethics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195182774
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182774.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George Cheney, author
University of Utah
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Dan Lair, author

Dean Ritz, author