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Professionalism & Ethics for Actuaries, 2021/22, Semester K03
Alan Duboisee de Ricquebourg
A.J.DuboiseeDeRicquebourg@lubs.leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue
  1. WHAT IS PROFESSIONAL ETHICS?

No required reading.

Further Reading

Louis P. Pojman, Chapter 2: ‘Ethical Relativism’ from Ethics: Discovering Right and Wrong, 5th Edition, (Belmont: Thomson, 2006).   OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (fad 15/05/2020) 

 

2. WHAT IS A PROFESSION?

Required Reading

Friedson, Eliot, Professionalism reborn : theory, prophecy, and policy, (Cambridge: Polity Press, 1994), Chapter 9         OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (fad 15/05/2020) 

Bennion, F.A.R., Professional ethics : the consultant professions and their code, (London: C. Knight, 1969), Chapter 1.     OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (fad 15/05/2020) 

Further Reading

Illich, Ivan, Deschooling Society, (London: Marion Boyars, 2002), Chapter 6.    OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (fad 15/05/2020) 

Kipnis, Kenneth, ‘Professional Responsibility and the Responsibility of Professionals’, in Robison and Wade (eds.), Profits and professions : essays in business and professional ethics (Clifton, Humana Press, 1983).

 

3. CODES OF ETHICS AND REGULATION

Required Reading

IFoA. The Actuaries’ Code. 2019.  URL =  https://www.actuaries.org.uk/system/files/field/document/Revised%20Actuaries%27%20Code%20FINAL.pdf  

Beyerstein, Dale, ‘The Functions and Limitations of Professional Codes of Ethics’ in Winkler, E.R., and Coombs, J.R. (eds.), Applied ethics : a reader, (Blackwell, 1993).    OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (fad 15/05/2020) 

Davis, Michael, ‘Thinking Like an Engineer: The Place of a Code of Ethics in the Practice of a Profession’,Philosophy & public affairs., 20/2 (1991): 150-167.  

Further Reading

Frankel, M.S., ‘Professional Codes: Why, How, and with What Impact? ’, Journal of business ethics. 8 (1989): 109-115. 

 

 4. TRUST

Required Reading

Mawer, Philip, ‘Public Trust in the Professions’, 2010.  URL = https://www.actuaries.org.uk/system/files/documents/pdf/mawerpublictrust20100225.pdf  

O'Neill, Onora, ‘A question of trust ’, Reith Lectures, (BBC, 2002). There are five lectures, you should read lectures 1,3,4 &5 (they are quite short). The lectures are also available as audio recordings.  Both written and audio copies are available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/reith2002/lectures.shtml  

O’Neill, Onora, ‘A Point of View: Which Comes First, Trust or Trustworthiness?’, (BBC, 2012).  Written copy available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20627410  Audio copy at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p457t  

Further Reading

Brien, Andrew, ‘Professional Ethics and the Culture of Trust’, Journal of business ethics., 17 (1998): 391-409.  

Gambetta, Diego, (ed.), Trust: Making and Breaking Cooperative Relations, (Oxford: Blackwell, 1988).

Hardin, Russell, Trust, (Cambridge: Polity, 2006).

Jackson Jennifer, Truth, trust and medicine, (London: Routledge, 2001).

Kuhse, H. and P. Singer, (eds.),  A companion to bioethics, (Blackwell, 2001), Part IX, Section on Truth-telling.

O'Neill, Onora, Autonomy and trust in bioethics, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).

O'Neill, Onora, A question of trust (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).

Pellegrino, Edmund D., ‘Trust and Distrust in Professional Ethics’, in Edmund D. Pellegrino, Robert M. Veatch and John P. Langan (eds.),  Ethics, trust, and the professions : philosophical and cultural aspects (Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 1991); other chapters in this collection also relevant.

Strudler, Alan, ‘Deception and trust’, in Clarence Martin (ed.), The philosophy of deception (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).

 

5. PUBLIC INTEREST

Required reading

Jennings, Callahan & Wolf, ‘The Professions: Public Interest and Common Good’, Hastings Centre Report, vol. 17, issue no. 1, 1987.  

Further reading

Barry, B M and Rees, W J, ‘The Public Interest’, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes, 38, 1-38 

Benditt, Theodore M, ‘The Public Interest’, Philosophy & Public Affairs, 2:3 (1973), 291-311 

Braybrooke, David, The Public Interest: The Present and Future of the Concept, in Friedrich, Carl J (ed.), NOMOS V: The Public Interest, (New York: Atherton Press, 1962) 

Douglass, Bruce, ‘The Common Good and the Public Interest’, Political Theory, 8:1, (1980), 103-117 

Fisher, James, Gunz, Sally and McCutcheon, John, ‘Private/Public Interest and the Enforcement of a Code of Professional Conduct’, Journal of Business Ethics, 31:3, (2001), 191-207 

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Acting in the Public Interest: A Framework for Analysis, 2012, URL = https://www.icaew.com/-/media/corporate/files/technical/ethics/public-int-rep-web.ashx?la=en  [OK – online]

 

6. INTEGRITY

Required Reading

Mendus, Susan, Politics and Morality, (Cambridge: Polity, 2009), Chapter 1 (pp. 14-36).      OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (fad 15/05/2020) 

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, ‘Real Integrity: Practical Solutions for Organisations Seeking to Promote and Encourage Integrity’, (London: ICAEW, 2012).  

Available online at:

https://www.icaew.com/-/media/corporate/files/technical/ethics/real-integrity-briefing.ashx?la=en

Further Reading

Audi, Robert and Patrick E. Murphy, ‘The Many Faces of Integrity’, Business ethics quarterly, 16/1 (2000): 3-21.

Becker, Thomas E., ‘Integrity in Organizations: Beyond Honesty and Conscientiousness’, The Academy of Management review., 23/1 (1998): 154-161.

Cox, Damian, Marguerite La Caze and Michael Levine, ‘Integrity’ in Edward N. Zalta (ed.)  Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy, 2006 [electronic resource]

McFall, Lynne, ‘Integrity’, Ethics. 98/1 (1987): 5-20.

Montefiore, Alan and David Vines (eds.),  Integrity in the public and private domains, (London: Routledge, 1999).

Graham, Jody L., ‘Does Integrity Require Moral Goodness? ’, Ratio. (new series) XIV (2001): 234-251.

 

7. OBJECTIVITY, INDEPENDENCE AND CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Required Reading

Gunz, Sally, and Sandra van der Laan. "Actuaries, Conflicts of Interest and Professional Independence: The Case of James Hardie Industries Limited." Journal of business ethics 98.4 (2011): 583-596.   

Further Reading

Gunz, Sally, John McCutcheon, and Frank Reynolds. "Independence, conflict of interest and the actuarial profession." Journal of business ethics 89.1 (2009): 77-89.  

Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, ‘Conflicts of Interest: A Guide for Actuaries’, (Faculty of Actuaries, Edinburgh, 2012)

Available at https://www.actuaries.org.uk/system/files/documents/pdf/guide-actuaries-coi.pdf

7. CONFIDENTIALITY

Required Reading

Bok, S., “The Limits of Confidentiality, The Hastings Centre Report, 13/1 (1983), 24-31   

Bennion, F.A.R., (1969) Chapter 5 "Discretion: the secure confidant" . FROM: Bennion, F.A.R., Professional ethics : the consultant professions and their code. pp.70-80. London: C. Knight.  OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (fad 15/05/2020)  

Armstrong, M , (1998) Confidentiality, General Issues of. FROM: Chadwick, R, Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics. v.1. pp.579-582. California: Academic Press.     OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (HT 21/04/2020) 

Available online via BibliU until 31 July 2020. Direct link https://bibliu.com/users/saml/samlLeeds?RelayState=eyJjdXN0b21fbGF1bmNoX3VybCI6IiMvdmlldy9ib29rcy85NzgwMTIzNzM5MzIyL2VwdWIvT0VCUFMvOTc4MDEyMzczOTMyMl90b2MuaHRtbCJ9
The title will only be available via the direct link, you can’t find it using the Library search.

 

8. WHISTLEBLOWING

Required Reading

Schinzinger, Roland, Introduction to Engineering Ethics (Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2000), Chapter 5. (ONLY pp. 167-181 ARE REQUIRED)    OCR REQUESTED BY LIBRARY (fad 15/05/2020)  

Syal, R., Whistleblowers’ Claims of Wrongdoing being Ignored (2013), The Guardian, 14 May 2013  

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/may/14/whistleblowers-claims-ignored 

IFoA, Whistleblowing: A Guide for Actuaries.  2015.  URL =  

https://www.actuaries.org.uk/system/files/documents/pdf/whistleblowinga-guide-actuaries.pdf

This list was last updated on 21/04/2020