Profession is a Moral Community

  • Mikhael Dua Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia
Keywords: K. Bertens, Book Review, Professional Ethics, Applied Ethics


In the 19th century Max Weber, a German sociologist, predicted that the future of modern society would be determined by the development of the profession. In such a society, every type of job / position will ensure itself as a profession equipped with technical scientific skills and service specialties. These demands and hopes do not occur much in traditional societies. He acknowledged that the concept of a profession already exists in traditional societies, but is still very, very limited. Among them we know the professions of lawyers, doctors and priests. To obtain these three positions, a person apart from undergoing a long education must also express loyalty to the professional position. These two conditions are highly emphasized because the profession has a special task, namely to provide specific services that are needed by the community.

Author Biography

Mikhael Dua, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia

Associate Professor and Lecturer at Faculty of Psychology, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia


Bertens, K. 2021. Etika Profesi. Gramedia Pustaka Utama: Jakarta.
How to Cite
Dua, M. (2021, April 26). Profession is a Moral Community. Respons: Jurnal Etika Sosial, 25(02), 159-163.
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