Humanistic Ethics in the Age of Globality

Hardcover | September 15, 2011

EditorHeiko Spitzeck, Claus Dierksmeier, Wolfgang Amann

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Cultures and moral expectations differ around the globe, and so the management of corporate responsibilities has become increasingly complex. Is there, however, a humanistic consensus that can bridge cultural and ethnic divides and reconcile the diverse and contrary interests of stakeholders world-wide? This book seeks to answer that question.

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Cultures and moral expectations differ around the globe, and so the management of corporate responsibilities has become increasingly complex. Is there, however, a humanistic consensus that can bridge cultural and ethnic divides and reconcile the diverse and contrary interests of stakeholders world-wide? This book seeks to answer that q...

CLAUS DIERKSMEIER is associate professor for philosophy at Stonehill College, Boston, USA, with a special interest in the theory of freedom and the history of liberal thought in Europe, North and South America. He has published several books on legal, political, and religious philosophy and works currently on topics of globalization e...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 8.84 × 5.81 × 1.08 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230273270

ISBN - 13:9780230273276

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PRE-MODERN THEORIES
Socrates and Plato – Applying their Humanistic Views to Modern Business Ioanna Patsioti-Tsacpounidis
Aristotle's Economic Ethics Claus Dierksmeier and Michael Pirson
Stoic Humanism Maximilian Forschner
Thomas Aquinas on Business and the Fulfillment of Human Needs Claus Dierksmeier and Anthony Celano
MODERN POSITIONS
Kant's Humanist Ethics Claus Dierksmeier
Humanistic Values in German Idealism Richard Fincham
Marx and Humanism Ulrich Steinvorth
John Stuart Mill and the Idea of a Stationary State Economy Michael Buckley
CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY
Habermas and his communicative perspective Suzan Langenberg
Sen and Nussbaum on Human Capabilities in Business Benedetta Giovanola
Solomon on the Role of Virtue Ethics in Business Ulrike Kirchengast
Wittgenstein and the Challenge of Global Ethics Julian Friedland
NON-WESTERN AND NON-TRADITIONAL APPROACHES
Humanistic Values in Indian and Chinese Traditions Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach
'African humanism' and a Case Study from the Swahili Coast Kai Kresse
Conclusions