Business as a Humanity

Hardcover | August 1, 1991

EditorThomas Donaldson, R. Edward Freeman

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This latest volume in the acclaimed Ruffin Series in Business Ethics brings together the contributions to the annual Ruffin Lecture series, in which some of the leading scholars in business ethics addressed the question: Can business, and business education, be considered one of thehumanities, or is it in a class by itself? At a time when business is coming under attack for its apparent transgressions, this book illuminates the special values that inhere in the business world. Arguing all sides of the issue, the distinguished contributors include Richard DeGeorge, RonaldGreen, Thomas Dunfee, Robert Solomon, Edwin Hartman, Peter French, Patricia Werhane, Clarence Walton, W. Michael Hoffman, David Fedo, Kenneth Andrews, Joanne Ciulla, Manuel Velasquez, and George Brenkert. The editors contribute an informative Introduction and an Epilogue to set the debate in itsproper context.

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This latest volume in the acclaimed Ruffin Series in Business Ethics brings together the contributions to the annual Ruffin Lecture series, in which some of the leading scholars in business ethics addressed the question: Can business, and business education, be considered one of thehumanities, or is it in a class by itself? At a time w...

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This volume brings together some of the leading scholars in business ethics to address the question: Can business, and business education, be considered one of the humanities, or is it in a class by itself? At a time when business is coming under attack for its apparent transgressions, Business as a Humanity illuminates the special val...

Thomas Donaldson is at Georgetown University. R. Edward Freeman is at University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:268 pages, 9.65 × 6.5 × 0.87 inPublished:August 1, 1991Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195071565

ISBN - 13:9780195071566

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ContributorsThomas J. Donaldson: IntroductionI1. Richard T. De George: Business as a Humanity: A Contradiction n Terms?2. Ronald M. Green: A Response to Richard T. De George's "Business as a Humanity: A Contradiction in Terms?"3. Thomas W. Dunfee: A Response to Richard T. De George's "Business as a Humanity: A Contradiction in Terms?"II4. Robert C. Solomon: Business and the Humanities: An Aristotelian Approach to Business Ethics5. Edwin Hartman: Virtue and Rules: A Response to Robert C. Solomon6. Peter A. French: Responsibility and the Moral Role of Corporate Entities7. Patricia H. Werhane: Moral Character and Moral ReasoningIII8. Clarence C. Walton: Management Education: Seeing the Round Earth Squarely9. W. Michael Hoffman and David A. Fedo: Liberal Arts and Professional Education: A Response to Clarence C. Walton10. Kenneth R. Andrews: Liberal Education for Competence and ResponsibilityIV11. Joanne B. Ciulla: Casuistry and the Case for Business Ethics12. Manuel G. Velasquez: Some Lessons and Nonlessons of Casuist History13. George Brenkert: Business Ethics and Modes of Ethical Reasoning14. A. Edward Freeman: EpilogueIndex