The circumscribed quadrature of professional ethics

Antonio Nello Figa

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The circumscribed quadrature of professional ethics aims to show the necessary shift from deontology to professional ethics, from deontological codes to ethical codes. While deontology and the deontological codes that materialise from it set their sights on professionals’ responsibilities, professional ethics and the ethical codes that should derive from it would set their sights on the professional act, on its successful performance. In this way, the stress comes to be placed not only on the professional’s responsibility, although that too, but also on the necessary orchestration of the responsibilities shared at numerous levels by everyone involved in the performance of the professional act.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-164
Number of pages22
JournalRamon Llull Journal of Applied Ethics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • Deontology
  • Deontological code
  • Professional ethics
  • Ethical code


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