ERIC Number: ED196899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
The Moral Dangers of Professional Ethics.
Socrates' contention was that the sophist misconstrues the sphere of ethics. Although the sophist presents a systematized moral world, no experience is implied. This can be applied to the new professionalism in the teaching of ethics. Loosening the creative tension of perceived responsibility effectively closes down the real moral decision. The contemporary notion has the ethicist as co-worker to the scientist. The degree to which professional ethics can be charged with error is measured subjectively. The attempt has been to restrict ethics to rule-making and method-devising. Concern with rules may disclose an intensification of professional competition. Professional ethics borrows from the law of methodology. Teaching ethics requires more than reference to a body of knowledge or jargon. (JN)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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