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Ethics in Public Administration A Philosophical Approach

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ISBN-10: 0275943119

ISBN-13: 9780275943110

Edition: N/A

Authors: Patrick J. Sheeran

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Ethics in Public Administration provides public administrators with a theoretical knowledge of ethical principles and a practical framework for applying them. Sheeran reviews the place of ethics in philosophy, links it to political and administrative theory and practice, and analyzes the ethical theories and concepts from which ethical principles are derived. Before delving into ethics as part of philosophy, Sheeran provides the reader with a brief overview of philosophy and its principal subjects, including ontology, epistemology, and psychology. He offers several definitions of ethics, and discusses both the objectivist (absolutist) and interpretivist ("situation ethics") perspectives.…    
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Book details

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 4/30/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 180
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Status of Ethics in Public Administration
Philosophy and Ontology as the Foundation of Ethics
Epistemology and Psychology as the Roots of Ethics
The Focus of Ethics Is Human Actions
The Morality of Human Actions
Laws, Rules, Regulations, and Conscience as Sources of Ethical Guidance
Human Rights and Duties
Duties Toward Ourselves
Duties Toward Other
Human Beings Man's Rights to Private Property
Social Ethics
The Rights and Duties of Man as a Member of Society