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  1. Against the Magnanimous in Medical Ethics.M. H. Kottow - 1990 - Journal of Medical Ethics 16 (3):124-128.
    Supererogatory acts are considered by some to be part of medicine, whereas others accept supererogation to be a gratuitous virtue, to be extolled when present, but not to be demanded. The present paper sides with those contending that medicine is duty-bound to benefit patients and that supererogation/altruism must per definition remain outside and beyond any role-description of the profession. Medical ethics should be bound by rational ethics and steer away from separatist views which grant exclusive privileges but also create excessive (...)
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  • A Critique of Western Philosophical Ethics: Multidisciplinary Alternatives for Framing Ethical Dilemmas. [REVIEW]William B. Carlin & Kelly C. Strong - 1995 - Journal of Business Ethics 14 (5):387 - 396.
    American discourse in business ethics is steeped in the traditional ethical theories of Western philosophies, specifically the Greek classics, Kant, and the British Utilitarians. These theories may be largely uninterpretable or unacceptable to non-Western populations owing to different traditions, religious beliefs, or cultural histories. As economic boundaries collapse and markets become more global in scope, traditional Western ethical thought may lead to clashes among Western organizations and companies from differing cultural settings. Such clashes could lead to alienation of foreign customers, (...)
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  • Do Engineers Have Social Responsibilities?Deborah G. Johnson - 1992 - Journal of Applied Philosophy 9 (1):21-34.