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This new first edition introduces business students, scholars, and practitioners to moral reasoning as it naturally arises in business decisions.
It works through theories of moral philosophy as active analyses of practical problems rather than finished products, thus seeing moral reasoning as something the readers must engage in as opposed to just learn about.
Through examples and questions that show how one cannot make informed business decisions if one cannot think philosophically, the author identifies, develops, and critically appraises the main approaches in moral philosophy as natural intellectual responses to challenges that business people confront.
Note: MyEthicsKit does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyEthicsKit, please visit www.Myethicskit.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyEthicsKit (9780205029778)
Table of Contents
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:
The Purpose of This Book
Chapter 1: The Business of Ethics: Reasoning about Right And Wrong
Chapter 2: Two Extreme Views: Managing for Shareholders Or
Chapter 3: Doing One’s Job Well: The Ethics of Social Roles
Chapter 4: Roles and Conventions: Confronting Cultural Conflicts
Chapter 5: Ethics as Efficiency: Making Everyone Better Off
Chapter 6: Is Greed Good? Advancing Society through Selfish Action
Chapter 7: Consequentialist Complications: Sacrificing One for The
Chapter 8: Self-Evident Truths? Imagining a World without Rights
Chapter 9: The Case for Rights: Justifying Right-Claims
Chapter 10: Ethics as Equal Freedom: Respecting Each Person’s Dignity
Chapter 11: Fair Shares: Dividing the Value Added
Chapter 12: Just Business: Fulfilling Social Contracts
Suggestions for Supplementary Material