PHIL 3333:
Professional Ethics (online)

Student Materials

Syllabus

Reading Responses

Final Paper

MODULE ONE:
GETTING STARTED

1. “Philosophy and Human Affairs” by Kwame Gyekye (PDF)

2. “The Challenge of Cultural Relativism” by James Rachels (PDF)

3. “The Professions” by Michael D. Bayles (PDF)

MODULE TWO:
ETHICAL THEORY I

4. “Virtue Theory” by Rosalind Hursthouse (PDF)

5. Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals (selections) by Immanuel Kant (PDF)

6. Utilitarianism (selections) by John Stuart Mill (PDF)

MODULE THREE:
ETHICAL THEORY II

7. “The Objectivist Ethics” by Ayn Rand (PDF)

8. I and Thou (selections) by Martin Buber (PDF)

9. “The Ethics of Care as Moral Theory” by Virginia Held (PDF)

MODULE FOUR:
BUSINESS ETHICS

10. “The Idea and Ideal of Capitalism” by Gerald Gaus (PDF)

11. “The Place of Ethical Theory in Business Ethics” by Robert Audi (PDF)

12. “Moral Issues in Globalization” by Carol C. Gould (PDF)

13. “A Marxist Approach to Business Ethics” by J. Angelo Corlett (PDF)

MODULE FIVE:
CRIMINAL JUSTICE ETHICS

14. “The Morality of the Criminal Law: Rights of the Accused” by David L. Bazelon (PDF)

15. “Crime, Minorities, and the Social Contract” by Bill Lawson (PDF)

16. “The Dirty Harry Problem” by Carl B. Klockars (PDF)

17. “A Crime by Any Other Name...” by Jeffrey Reiman (PDF)

MODULE SIX:
HEALTHCARE ETHICS

18. “The Principles of Healthcare Ethics” by Jim Summers (PDF)

19.  “Professionalism: The Essence Is Empathy” by Kevin O’Rourke (PDF)

20. “Health Inequalities and Health Iniquities” by Nicholas King (PDF)

21. “Gallows Humor in Medicine” by Katie Watson (PDF)

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