Morality for Professionals: Developing a Moral Conscience through Christian Virtue EthicsIn Development
Estimated Publication: March 2024
About the BookThe first generation of weaponized drone pilots would not have received ethics training during their college ethics courses. New technological advances create moral challenges to society faster than those societies’ ethical frameworks can create ready analyses of what is right and wrong. Many researchers have shown that human beings often react first from their emotions or habits instead of through rational deliberation. This textbook will present the standard moral theories for a class that does not have an introduction to ethics prerequisite, but then turn to present reasons that students need to develop their own moral conscience and formative tools through awareness of the ways virtue ethics, utilitarianism, and deontology set up to face challenges to ethical and moral execution of professional duties. It will point to the challenges of the agentic state (Stanley Milgram), the temptation of coverup, the threat of technological advance that exceeds the pace of moral formation (Robert Fogel), and the long-term vision needed for ethical situations like environmental concerns and public health.
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