Ethics and the Modern Professions: Autonomy, Social Institutions, and Potential Futures (Includes Syllabus)
17 Pages Posted: 7 May 2007
Date Written: May 2007
Within modern society, we frequently rely on strangers for professional services. This course will examine the role of professionals and the professions in society. Specifically, this course will examine the role of ethics in maintaining autonomy of the professions as social institutions, as well as helping to ensure that we (as customers who rely on professional services) generally can place trust in professionals to do the right thing even when no one is watching - because often no one is.
Keywords: ethics, modernity, professions, autonomy, social institutions, course instruction, syllabus
JEL Classification: D80, O20, O30
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