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Whistleblowing is not so much a settled practice as a growing collection of acts in search of a unifying analysis. Indeed, there is even disagreement concerning which acts belong to the collection. This article gives one informed observer's sense of how whistleblowing should be understood, what moral and practical problems whistleblowing (so understood) raises, and how those problems might be resolved. The chief test of my recommendations is whether they help us understand whistleblowing better, not whether they fit usage.
Michael Davis is Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions and Professor of Philosophy, Illinois Institute of Technology. Before coming to IIT in 1986, he taught at Case-Western Reserve, Illinois State, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Davis has published more than 120 articles (and chapters), authored five books, and co-edited three others. Among his recent publications are: Justice in the Shadow of Death (1996), Thinking Like an Engineer (1998), Ethics and the University (1999), Conflict of Interest in the Professions (2001), and Profession, Code, and Ethics (2002).
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