This new first edition introduces business students, scholars, and practitioners to moral reasoning as it applies naturally in business. It "works through" rather than simply "presents" the moral philosophy's relevance to business, thus teaching students how to do moral reasoning as opposed to just learning about moral reasoning.
By choosing examples and questions that show students how one cannot make informed business decisions if you cannot think philosophically; the author identifies, develops, and critically appraises the main approaches in contemporary moral philosophy as they apply to the specific problems that business people confront.
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
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