Issues in Business Ethics

Complexity, Difference and Identity

An Ethical Perspective

Editors: Cilliers, Paul, Preiser, Rika (Eds.)

  • A systematic engagement of the notions of difference, identity and ethics
  • A unique engagement with social and ethical issues from both theoretical and applied perspectives
  • Underscores the inevitability of normative and ethical issues when dealing with complex things
  • Will assist the development of Business Ethics on two levels: in the first place developing a strong theoretical foundation and in the second place in providing specific examples of this theory in action in the real world
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About this book

"Complexity" has been part of the academic discourse for a decade or two. Texts on Complexity fall mainly in two categories: fairly technical and mathematical on the one hand, and fairly and general on the other. Paul Cilliers’ book Complexity and Postmodernism (Routledge 1998) constituted an attempt to bridge this divide by reflecting more rigorously on the philosophical implications of complexity, and by making it accessible to the social sciences. This edited volume is a continuation of this project, with specific reference to the ethical implications of acknowledging complexity. These issues are pertinent to our understanding of organizations and institutions and could contribute significantly to the development of a richer understanding of ethics in business. Such an understanding would be a useful tool for teachers, researchers and post-graduate students with ethical concerns in disciplines ranging from Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Sociology, Organisational Studies, Political Science, Anthropology and Cultural Studies.

The central theme which binds all the contributions together is the inevitability of normative and ethical issues when dealing with complex phenomena. The book should thus be useful in the development of Business Ethics on two levels: in the first place on the level of developing a strong theoretical foundation, in the second place in providing specific examples of this theory in action in the real world.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Difference, Identity and Complexity

    Cilliers, Paul

    Pages 3-18

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  • The Complex “I”: The Formation of Identity in Complex Systems

    Villiers-Botha, Tanya (et al.)

    Pages 19-38

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  • Complexity: The Evolution of Identity and Diversity

    Allen, Peter M. (et al.)

    Pages 41-60

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  • Comparison, Diversity and Complexity

    Byrne, David

    Pages 61-75

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  • A Dynamical Approach to Identity and Diversity in Complex Systems

    Collier, John

    Pages 79-93

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eBook 142,79 €
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Hardcover 176,79 €
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Softcover 176,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Complexity, Difference and Identity
Book Subtitle
An Ethical Perspective
Editors
  • Paul Cilliers
  • Rika Preiser
Series Title
Issues in Business Ethics
Series Volume
26
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-9187-1
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-9187-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-9186-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3270-4
Series ISSN
0925-6733
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 273
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
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