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David E. Cooper examines how the logic behind moral theory can help us address questions swirling around ethical conflicts within a modern pluralistic, multicultural society. Ethics for Professionals in a Multicultural World provides a solid foundation in moral theory, recast in light of postmodern critiques of moral philosophy, together with diverse applications that shed light on how to avoid numerous, real-life ethical failures. Cooper draws substantially on the philosophy of Jurgen Habermas to help students understand the philosophical complexity of ethical challenges that arise for professionals in all types of work. Cooper's text is rich in theory, application, and pedagogic elements that can help students from all disciplines better understand how to resolve ethical challenges in the modem workplace. Features of Ethics for Professionals
  • Lively exposition of standard ethical theories, including Habermas's discourse ethics
  • Engaging illustrations to enhance students' understanding and appreciation of complex philosophical issues
  • Rich infusion of anecdotes and stories which capture the ethical dimension of real-world experiences
  • Examples drawn from diverse academic disciplines (e.g., psychology, political science, history) to explain philosophic content and illustrate ethical failures
  • Technical terms highlighted with definitions, together with a glossary for easy reference

Synopsis:

David E. Cooper examines how the logic behind moral theory can help us address questions swirling around ethical conflicts within a modern pluralistic, multicultural society. Ethics for Professionals in a Multicultural World provides a solid foundation in moral theory, recast in light of postmodern critiques of moral philosophy, together with diverse applications that shed light on how to avoid numerous, real-life ethical failures. Cooper draws substantially on the philosophy of Jurgen Habermas to help students understand the philosophical complexity of ethical challenges that arise for professionals in all types of work. Cooper's text is rich in theory, application, and pedagogic elements that can help students from all disciplines better understand how to resolve ethical challenges in the modem workplace. Features of Ethics for Professionals
  • Lively exposition of standard ethical theories, including Habermas's discourse ethics
  • Engaging illustrations to enhance students' understanding and appreciation of complex philosophical issues
  • Rich infusion of anecdotes and stories which capture the ethical dimension of real-world experiences
  • Examples drawn from diverse academic disciplines (e.g., psychology, political science, history) to explain philosophic content and illustrate ethical failures
  • Technical terms highlighted with definitions, together with a glossary for easy reference

Synopsis:

Written in an easily accessible, non-threatening presentation, Ethics for the Multicultural World offers clear explanation of how philosophical ethics has historically evolved as a response to muddle and banal moral decisions based on confusion caused by the plurality of ethical and moral beliefs. The book explains why codes of ethics are important, and why the codes themselves have to be grounded in a broader philosophical context to be useful in multicultural societies. This accessible introduction provides an overview of applied ethics and social pluralism, moral agents, and situational control and professionalism, as well as an introduction to muddle, drift, banality, and subjectivisms verses morality, empirical and analytic studies, moral foundations and concepts, six normative theories and application strategy. For individuals interested in professional ethics.

Table of Contents

I. PLURALISM, PROFESSIONAL ETHICS, AND MORAL MUDDLE.
 1. Introduction to Applied Ethics and Social Pluralism.

 2. Moral Agents, Situational Control, and Professionalism.

 3. Muddle, Drift, Banality, and Subjectivisms vs. Morality.

II. MORAL DEVELOPMENT, MORAL VOICE, AND RATIONAL FOUNDATIONS.

 4. Descriptive Ethics: Cognitive and Moral Development.

 5. The Role of Voice in Ethics, with the Focus on Gendered Interpretations of Morality.

 6. Metaethical Search for Moral Rationality.

III. MORAL AUTONOMY, MORAL THEORIES, AND APPLICATIONS.

 7. Autonomy, Accountability, and Moral Choices.

 8. Consequential Theories vs. Natural Rights Theory.

 9. Nonconsequentialist Alternatives to Natural Rights Theory.

10. Theory of Implementation: The Best Means.

11. Glossary of Key Terms.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780131830936
Author:
Cooper, David E.
Publisher:
Pearson
Author:
Cooper, David E., Ph.D.
Author:
David E. Cooper Ph.D.
Location:
Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Business Ethics
Subject:
Professional ethics
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
v. 690
Publication Date:
July 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.5 in 476 gr

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"Synopsis" by , David E. Cooper examines how the logic behind moral theory can help us address questions swirling around ethical conflicts within a modern pluralistic, multicultural society. Ethics for Professionals in a Multicultural World provides a solid foundation in moral theory, recast in light of postmodern critiques of moral philosophy, together with diverse applications that shed light on how to avoid numerous, real-life ethical failures. Cooper draws substantially on the philosophy of Jurgen Habermas to help students understand the philosophical complexity of ethical challenges that arise for professionals in all types of work. Cooper's text is rich in theory, application, and pedagogic elements that can help students from all disciplines better understand how to resolve ethical challenges in the modem workplace. Features of Ethics for Professionals
  • Lively exposition of standard ethical theories, including Habermas's discourse ethics
  • Engaging illustrations to enhance students' understanding and appreciation of complex philosophical issues
  • Rich infusion of anecdotes and stories which capture the ethical dimension of real-world experiences
  • Examples drawn from diverse academic disciplines (e.g., psychology, political science, history) to explain philosophic content and illustrate ethical failures
  • Technical terms highlighted with definitions, together with a glossary for easy reference
"Synopsis" by , Written in an easily accessible, non-threatening presentation, Ethics for the Multicultural World offers clear explanation of how philosophical ethics has historically evolved as a response to muddle and banal moral decisions based on confusion caused by the plurality of ethical and moral beliefs. The book explains why codes of ethics are important, and why the codes themselves have to be grounded in a broader philosophical context to be useful in multicultural societies. This accessible introduction provides an overview of applied ethics and social pluralism, moral agents, and situational control and professionalism, as well as an introduction to muddle, drift, banality, and subjectivisms verses morality, empirical and analytic studies, moral foundations and concepts, six normative theories and application strategy. For individuals interested in professional ethics.
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