The origins of professional ethical codes and oaths are explored. Their legitimacy and usefulness within the profession are questioned and an alternative ethical source is suggested. This source relies on a commonly shared, naturally knowable set of principles known as common morality
Keywords Oath  Hippocratic Oath  Professional codes  Common morality  Convergence thesis
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