No comparable work on the philosophical background of business ethics
Notable philosophers and economists examine the fundamentals of business ethics
Easily accessible for academics and practitioners alike
The Handbook of Business Ethics: Philosophical Foundations is a standard interdisciplinary reference handbook in the field of business ethics. Articles by notable philosophers and economists examine fundamental concepts, theories and questions of business ethics: Are morality and self-interest compatible? What is meant by a just price? What did the Scholastic philosophers think about business?
The handbook will cover the entire philosophical basis of business ethics. Articles range from historical positions such as Aristotelianism, Kantianism and Marxism to systematic issues like justice, religious issues, rights and globalisation or gender.
The book is intended as a reference work for academics, students (esp. graduate), and professionals.
Aristotelian Foundations of Business Ethics.- Scholastic Thought and Business Ethics.- Morality and Self-Interest I: Hume, Smith and the Scottish Enlightenment.- Morality and Self-Interest II: Contemporary Perspectives.- Kantian and Hegelian Thoughts on Business Ethics.- Marxist Thoughts on Business Ethics.- Contemporary Continental Philosophy and Business Ethics.- Christian Foundations of Business Ethics.- Jewish Foundations of Business Ethics.- Islamic Foundations of Business Ethics.- Eastern Cultural, Philosophical and Religious Foundations of Business Ethics.- Discourse Ethics and Business.- Contractarianism.- Sen’s “Capabilities”, Poverty and Economic Welfare.- Human Rights, Globalization and Business Ethics.- Gender Issues and Business Ethics.- Justice and Business Ethics.- Philosophical Issues of Sustainability and the Environment.- Free Markets, Morality and Business Ethics.- Property Rights: Material and Intellectual.- Philosophical Issues of Management and Corporations.- Methodology and Business Ethics.