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Ethical Reading Webinar: Ethics – what is it and why does it matter?

January 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

What is ethics and why is ethical behaviour so important in business and broader society? Professor Brad Hooker from the University of Reading is an eminent researcher in this field over several decades.  This webinar will begin by discussing definitions of ethics. Then it will identify the predominate ethical values and requirements. We will move on to a discussion of reasons why ethical values and requirements matter and to some advantages of having ethical expectations pervasive in the workplace. The webinar will then comment on the distinction between work life and private life. Throughout the webinar, examples will be used to illustrate ethics problems and to focus attention of pivotal considerations.

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To join the webinar, please click on this link: https://zoom.us/j/974370323

Prof. Brad Hooker

Brad Hooker has an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Princeton and a doctorate in Philosophy from Oxford. He worked at Virginia Commonwealth University before moving to University of Reading in 1993. His book Ideal Code, Real World: a Rule-consequentialist Theory of Morality was published by Oxford University Press in 2000. Hooker has published 80 articles and edited or co-edited 7 collections of new essays. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Utilitas from 2011-2016, and has been an associate editor of various other journals. He was on the Executive Committee of the Mind Association 1998-2005 and the Executive Committee of the British Philosophical Association 2003-2009. His recent research has been on fairness and on financial regulation.

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