PHIL 333 provides an introduction to the special ethical problems and issues that arise for practitioners of professions. For example, what does it mean to identify oneself as a professional? What moral qualities should professionals bring to their practice? Can one's moral judgements as a professional conflict with those one would make as a private citizen? How should the interests of the professional, the client, and the larger community be balanced? What are the special moral problems of conducting a professional practice in a multicultural setting? Students will develop their own ability to recognise moral aspects of professional practice, to analyse concepts and issues in professional ethics, and to develop and defend their own positions on a variety of issues.
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