The socially responsive self : social theory and professional ethics

Larry May

In this work, Larry May argues that socially responsive individuals need not be self-sacrificing or overly conscientious. According to the author a person's integrity and moral responsibility are shaped and limited not just by conscience, but also by socialization and moral support from the communities to which he or she belongs. Applying his theory of responsibility to professional ethics, May contends that current methods of professional socialization should be changed so that professionals are not expected to ignore considerations of personal well-being, family, or community. For instance, lawyers should not place client loyalty above concerns for the common good; doctors should not place the physical well-being of patients above their mental and spiritual well-being; scientists and engineers should not feel obliged to blow the whistle on fraud and corruption unless their professional groups protect them from retaliation.

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In this work, Larry May argues that socially responsive individuals need not be self-sacrificing or overly conscientious. According to the author a person's integrity and moral responsibility are shaped and limited not just by conscience, but also by socialization and moral support from the communities to which he or she belongs. Applying his theory of responsibility to professional ethics, May contends that current methods of professional socialization should be changed so that professionals are not expected to ignore considerations of personal well-being, family, or community. For instance, lawyers should not place client loyalty above concerns for the common good; doctors should not place the physical well-being of patients above their mental and spiritual well-being; scientists and engineers should not feel obliged to blow the whistle on fraud and corruption unless their professional groups protect them from retaliation.

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  • Acknowledgments Introduction 1: Integrity, Self, and Value Plurality 2: Solidarity and Moral Support 3: Collective Consciousness and Moral Authority 4: Socialization and Institutional Evil 5: Social Responsibility 6: Professional Integrity 7: Conflict of Interest 8: Legal Advocacy 9: Challenging Medical Authority 10: Scientific Whistle-Blowing and Professional Solidarity Bibliography Index

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書名 The socially responsive self : social theory and professional ethics
著作者等 May, Larry
出版元 University of Chicago Press
刊行年月 1996
版表示 New ed
ページ数 xii, 209 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0226511723
0226511715
NCID BA28921271
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国
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