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A Companion to Business Ethics by Robert E. Frederick

By Robert E. Frederick

In a chain of articles in particular commissioned for this quantity, a few of modern day so much unusual enterprise ethicists survey the most components of curiosity and problem within the box of commercial ethics.Sections of the booklet hide subject matters comparable to the customarily effortless relation among enterprise ethics and capitalism, the hyperlink among company ethics and moral concept, how ethics applies to express difficulties within the enterprise global, the relationship among enterprise ethics and similar educational disciplines, and the perform of industrial ethics in sleek corporations.Includes broad, obtainable dialogue of all the major components of curiosity and debate in company ethics good points all unique contributions by way of amazing authors in company ethics comprises an annotated desk of contents, bibliographies of the correct literature and a listing of net assets of fabric on enterprise ethics excellent, accomplished booklet to be used in enterprise ethics classes

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1979: A Theory of the Good and the Right. Oxford: Clarendon. Brandt, R. B. 1992: Morality, Utilitarianism, and Rights. New York: Cambridge University Press. Feldman, F. 1978: Introductory Ethics. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. Glover, J. ) 1990: Utilitarianism and its Critics. New York: Macmillan. Gorovitz, S. ) 1971: Mill: Utilitarianism – Text and Critical Essays. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill. Hooker, B. ) 1994: Rationality, Rules and Utility: New Essays on the Moral Philosophy of Richard B.

29 robert c. solomon 3 Business ethics and virtue robert c. solomon Business ethics, like most areas of ethics, often tends to focus on principles of action, on the action itself and its consequences. The most common contrast, typically presented as the focus of debate on most ethical issues, is between Kant and “deontology,” on the one hand, and Bentham, Mill and “utilitarianism” on the other. The former focuses primarily on the principles of action, on their universality and justification; the latter focuses on the consequences of action, their goodness or badness (relative benefits and harms).

And how will this enable me to add new preferences? Surely, in some cases, it is rational to change preferences, but accounting for this will require a much more complex theory than one based simply on the preferences people do in fact now exhibit. Although the measurement problems for act utilitarianism are severe, if they could be overcome the theory would have distinct advantages as an ethical theory in business contexts. First of all, as a thoroughgoing consequentialist theory, it has a commonsense plausibility.

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