Ethics and Excuses: The Crisis in Professional Responsibility

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Contents
Prefacevii
1. Introduction: The Ethical Crisis?1
2. Responsibility and Excuses13
3. Ethical Excuses27
4. Law and Ethics: The Different Systems47
5. Defenses: The Legal Excuses63
6. The Fallibility of Human Beings85
7. The Informal Moral Codes97
8. The Need to Reformulate Ethical Expectations111
9. The Professional and the Market--Is Efficiency the Predominant Value?133
10. The Responsibility of Others toward the Excuse Giver: The Need for Dialogue147
11. Conclusion159
Bibliography163
Index167

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • 1 - Introduction: The Ethical Crisis? 1
  • Notes 10
  • 2 - Responsibility and Excuses 13
  • Notes 23
  • 3 - Ethical Excuses 27
  • Notes 44
  • 4 - Law and Ethics: The Different Systems 47
  • Notes 61
  • 5 - Defenses: The Legal Excuses 63
  • Conclusion 79
  • 6 - The Fallibility of Human Beings 85
  • Notes 96
  • 7 - The Informal Moral Codes 97
  • 8 - The Need to Reformulate Ethical Expectations 111
  • Notes 130
  • 9 - The Professional and the Market--Is Efficiency the Predominant Value? 133
  • Notes 144
  • 10 - The Responsibility of Others Toward the Excuse Giver: The Need for Dialogue 147
  • Notes 157
  • 11 - Conclusion 159
  • Bibliography 163
  • Index 167
  • About the Author 171
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