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The Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists considers the compatibility of science and morality. Challenging readers to question the fundamental philosophical values of professional psychology, the editors and contributors inspire the ethical impulse and encourage active moral leadership. An essential reference for professional and academic psychologists and counselors, the Handbook of Professional Ethics for Psychologists is also an exceptional primary or supplementary reader for graduate students enrolled in courses on Ethics in Psychology and Ethics and Professional Concerns and for anyone considering the compatibility of science and morality.
Chapter 3: Thinking Well about Ethics: Beyond the Code
Thinking Well about Ethics: Beyond the Code
Philosophical ethics is an all-out assault on the question “How should I live?” Contending schools of philosophy have given competing answers to the question. Consequentialists say we ought to live so as to make the consequences as good as possible. Kantians say we ought to live so that we always treat other persons as ends in themselves, never merely as means. Virtue theorists say that we should live virtuously. Casuists say we ought to decide how to live one case at a time. Skeptics say the question has no answer, or if it has, that none of us knows the answer or perhaps even has any reasonable beliefs about the ...