[Review of the book Virtue Ethics and Professional Roles, by Jakley, & Docking]

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  • Introduction: Virtue Ethics and Professional Roles, by Justin Oakley and Dean Cocking, is in equal parts (i) a negative critique of contemporary neoKantian and utilitarian treatments of the virtues of character and relational goods, such as friendship, and (ii) a positive account of their virtue-based approach to professional roles and their requirements. For many, this will be the chief source of complaint: readers interested in the development of a professional virtue ethics will feel too much time is spent critiquing alternatives, while those preferring the alternatives will doubtless feel too time is spent on a novel solution to problems of whose existence they are not persuaded. In what follows, I shall concentrate on O&C's positive account rather than the negative critique that accompanies it.

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    • Welchman, J. (2004). [Review of the book Virtue Ethics and Professional Roles, by J. Oakley, & D. Cocking]. Philosophy in Review, 24(3), 217-219.
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