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A case for the interdisciplinary course on practical professional ethics David Molyneaux 24 April 2008.

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1 A case for the interdisciplinary course on practical professional ethics David Molyneaux 24 April 2008

2 Approach today My interest The widespread interest in professional ethics The importance of practical application Academic benefits / what a course might look like Professions that might be covered Potential objections Example of a scenario

3 Professional Ethics ~ a brief survey Business ~ a decade of discovery Medical profession Clergy Military Public life Voluntary sector Accountancy & Finance Academics

4 Importance of practicality Empty is the argument of the philosopher by which no human disease is healed; for just as there is no benefit in medicine if it does not drive out bodily diseases, so there is no benefit in philosophy if it does not drive out the diseases of the soul Epicurus, (Text 124)

5 Academic benefits / a prospective course Third / fourth or second year? Aim to develop students ability to assimilate, appreciate and frame across a range of experiences Aim to be cross-disciplinary Linkages to career choice Help build a network for achieving alumni

6 A potential objection Is this putative course about descriptive or normative ethics? Cannot be value free Can contrast personal and professional Bring in external experts ~ universalising

7 A possible example scenario Course development issues


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