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Aesthetics and Business Ethics

Series: Issues in Business Ethics, Vol. 41

Koehn, Daryl, Elm, Dawn (Eds.)

2014, IX, 159 p. 9 illus., 8 illus. in color.

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  • Considers the potential role art could play in ethical analysis and in the classroom
  • Explores in what respects aesthetics and ethics might be intertwined
  • Includes specific works of art and exercises for use in teaching

Ludwig Wittgenstein famously said, “Ethics is aesthetics.” It is unclear what such a claim might mean and whether it is true. This book explores contentious issues arising at the interface of ethics and aesthetics. The contributions reflect on the status of aesthetic en ethical judgments, the relation of aesthetic beauty and ethical goodness and art and character development. The book further considers the potential role art could play in ethical analysis and in the classroom and explores in what respects aesthetics and ethics might be intertwined and even mutually supportive.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Aesthetic Beauty and Ethical Good - Aesthetic Beauty and Ethical Goodness - Aesthetic and Ethical Judgments - Art and Character Development - Daniel N. Robinson - David Hume - Differences in Ethical and Aesthetic Values - Does Ethical Good have an Aesthetic dimension - Ethics and Aesthetics - Ethics is Aesthetics - Immanuel Kant - Importance of Developing Good Character - John Dobson - John Ruskin - Ludwig Wittgenstein - Plato - Potential role of art in ethical analysis - Relations between Aesthetics

Related subjects » Applied Ethics & Social Responsibility - Business & Management - Education & Language

Table of contents 

Part One: Aesthetical Dimensions of Ethical Judgments in Business.- 1. Literature, Emotions and Ethical Judgments in Business; Ron Duska.- 2. Literature and the Canonical Values of Capitalism; Christopher Michaelson.- Part Two:  The Aesthetic Firm.- 3. The Impoverished Aesthetic of Modern Management:  Beauty and Ethics in Organization; Steven Saylor.- An Aesthetic Theory of the Firm; John Dobson.- Part Three: Art and Personal Development.-  5. Business Ethics and the Arts:  Character and Process; Dawn Elm.- 6. Wisdom, Management, and Responsibility:  Aesthetics, Moral Imagination, and System Thinking; Sandra Waddock.- Part Four:  Aesthetics and Business Ethics in the Classroom.- 7. Ethics, Morality and Art in the Classroom: Positive and Negative Relations; Daryl Koehn.- 8.  Cheat: Changing the Figure; Rich Brown and Craig Dunn.- 9. The Drama of Business Ethics; Ed Freeman and Lauren Purnell

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