The Ethics of Choosing Jobs and Careers

In Bob Fischer (ed.), College Ethics (forthcoming)

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Michael Cholbi
University of Edinburgh
Abstract
Choices of jobs and careers are among the ethically significant choices individuals make. This article argues against the 'maximalist' view that we are ethically required to choose those jobs and careers (among those that are not intrinsically wrong) that are best overall in terms of benfitting others or addressing injustice. Because such choices are often identity-based, the maximalist view is overly demanding, in the way that requiring individuals to marry on the basis of a maximalist demand is too demanding. Job and career choices are instead subject to a stringent, but less demanding, fair share standard, according to which they must enable individuals to do their fair individual share to benefit others or address injustice.
Keywords Jobs and careers  Moral demands
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