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Just Business: Arguments in Business Ethics, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Martin Sandbu

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 13, 2011

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This book introduces business students, scholars, and practitioners to moral reasoning as it applies naturally in business, choosing the examples and questions to show how you 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. The text works through rather than simply "presents" the moral philosophy's relevance to business, thus teaching students how to do moral reasoning as opposed to teaching about moral reasoning.

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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



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$31.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-69776-2