Ethical Economy

The Honorable Merchant – Between Modesty and Risk-Taking

Intercultural and Literary Aspects

Editors: Lütge, Christoph, Strosetzki, Christoph (Eds.)

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  • Is the first volume to discuss the honest business merchant from different intercultural perspectives 
  • Looks into different disciplinary backgrounds of the honest businessman 
  • Takes a new and original approach to discover the different types of honest businessman
  • Puts a central concept of business ethics into much greater perspective
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About this book

This volume explores the concept of the honest merchant, taking a broad perspective and covering a wide range of aspects. It looks at the different types of “honest merchant” conceptions originating from different cultures and literary traditions. The book covers Japanese, Islamic, Scandinavian, Russian, German, Spanish, as well as other aspects, and studies different disciplinary backgrounds of the honest merchant, such as philosophical, economic, neuroethical, sociological and literary ones.
The concept of the honest merchant has a long tradition in business ethics. In the Hanseatic League and in medieval Italy, the ideal of the honest businessman was taught since the late Middle Ages. It originated during a time when travelling merchants were often regarded with a sceptical eye. The honest merchants of their time however held clear principles in their business and took responsibility for their community. In later times, the religious notions of the concept lost their pivotal place to reason and morality. This book goes beyond the tradition of discussing business ethics in association with concepts from the Hanseatic League and medieval Italy, and puts the central concept of business ethics in a much greater perspective.

About the authors

Christoph Luetge holds the Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics at Technische Universität München. He has written and edited a number of books including Order Ethics or Moral Surplus: What Holds a Society Together? (Lexington, 2015), Experimental Ethics (co-editor, Palgrave, 2014), Handbook of the Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics (editor, Springer, 2013). He has published numerous articles on various aspects of business ethics, general ethics, political philosophy and philosophy of economics. He has a particular interest both in experimental studies as well as in the role of competition for ethics. He founded the Munich Lecture in Business Ethics series and serves as a member of the Ethics Advisory Board of the European Medical Information Framework and of the Advisory Council of the Bavarian School of Public Policy. 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • The Merchant from Patristics to the Honnête Homme in the Writings of Savary

    Pages 3-17

    Strosetzki, Christoph

  • The Honorable Merchant and the Corporate Social Responsibility Movement

    Pages 19-28

    Lütge, Christoph

  • The Legend of Excellent Businessman. A Neuroethical Perspective

    Pages 29-39

    Cortina, Adela

  • The Honest Businessperson: Cosmopolitan Theory and Cultural Praxis (The Example of Denmark and Scandinavia)

    Pages 41-53

    Rendtorff, Jacob Dahl

  • Voluntary Business Regulation for Sustainability: Intends, Norms and Motivations of Building Public Trust of Corporate Managers

    Pages 55-73

    Fekete, László

Buy this book

eBook 85,59 €
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-04350-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Honorable Merchant – Between Modesty and Risk-Taking
Book Subtitle
Intercultural and Literary Aspects
Editors
  • Christoph Lütge
  • Christoph Strosetzki
Series Title
Ethical Economy
Series Volume
56
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04351-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04351-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04350-6
Series ISSN
2211-2707
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 198
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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