Ethical Contexts and Theoretical Issues

Ethical Contexts and Theoretical Issues

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Ethics has become a particularly relevant topic for discussion and a subject for serious study. It has a very long tradition, of course; but nowadays one hears frequently of the need, because of abuses or concerns, to formulate and adopt ethical codes in various areas or professions. This book aims to make a philosophical contribution to the discussions and debates on the topic. Compared to the traditional approach to the philosophical study of ethics, however, this book adopts a different strategy. It shows that such ethical thinking, in the concrete particulars, originates in various academic and professional contexts, among others. But inasmuch as theoretical issues require wider and more intensive attention, it argues that ethical thinking needs to be pursued further and that it can be aided by philosophical investigations. In its concluding chapters the book presents an alternative foundation for ethical decision-making. Philosophically grounded, it moves away from an individualistic ethical perspective to a relational one that has been shaped through dialogue with the various contexts in which ethical think-ing arises.Essays in Ethical Thinking Santiago Sia ... Such a step is crucial for enabling us to act on what has been reasonably judged to be the right decision. ... The escalating demand that education adopt the so-called business model in conducting its affairs, including the educative process itself, leaves those of us in this businessanbsp;...

Title:Ethical Contexts and Theoretical Issues
Author: Santiago Sia
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2009-12-14

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