© 1999

Ethics of the Professions: Medicine, Business, Media, Law

  • Ioanna Kuçuradi
  • Nermin Yavlal-Gedik
Conference proceedings

Part of the Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy book series (SEEP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Philosophical Ethics and Professional Ethics Introduction

  3. Challenges to “Biomedical Ethics”

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Peter Koslowski
      Pages 19-35
  4. “Environmental Ethics” or “Business Ethics”?

  5. Mass Media and Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Vittorio Hösle
      Pages 87-100
  6. Ethical Problems in Law and Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Zeynep Davran
      Pages 117-129
    3. Hayrettin Ökçsiz
      Pages 143-157
    4. Mümtaz Soysal
      Pages 158-167
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 168-172

About these proceedings


Professional Ethics have become fashionable during the past two decades. This proliferation of various professional ethics bears witness to a need to introduce ethical concerns in the exercise of various professions. In order to answer this need, each profession attempts to develop its own code of "ethics". In this respect, questions such as the following arise: Are the various ethical problems faced during the exercise of a profession different in kind from those ethical problems faced in everyday life? Or, are they ethical problems of the same kind, requiring in addition knowledge of the specific area of human endeavour in order to tackle them? The book deals with these and similar questions and points to the need for a different approach to professional ethics.


Business Media Medicine ethics knowledge philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Ioanna Kuçuradi
    • 1
  • Nermin Yavlal-Gedik
  1. 1.International Federation of Philosophical Societies, Department of PhilosophyHacettepe UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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