Business As a Humanity

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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 the humanities, 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, Ronald Green, 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 its proper context.

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Georgetown University

University of Virginia, Charlottesville

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction, Thomas J. Donaldson
I
1. Business as a Humanity: A Contradiction n Terms?, Richard T. De George
2. A Response to Richard T. De George's "Business as a Humanity: A Contradiction in Terms?", Ronald M. Green
3. A Response to Richard T. De George's "Business as a Humanity: A Contradiction in Terms?", Thomas W. Dunfee
II
4. Business and the Humanities: An Aristotelian Approach to Business Ethics, Robert C. Solomon
5. Virtue and Rules: A Response to Robert C. Solomon, Edwin Hartman
6. Responsibility and the Moral Role of Corporate Entities, Peter A. French
7. Moral Character and Moral Reasoning, Patricia H. Werhane
III
8. Management Education: Seeing the Round Earth Squarely, Clarence C. Walton
9. Liberal Arts and Professional Education: A Response to Clarence C. Walton, W. Michael Hoffman and David A. Fedo
10. Liberal Education for Competence and Responsibility, Kenneth R. Andrews
IV
11. Casuistry and the Case for Business Ethics, Joanne B. Ciulla
12. Some Lessons and Nonlessons of Casuist History, Manuel G. Velasquez
13. Business Ethics and Modes of Ethical Reasoning, George Brenkert
14. Epilogue, A. Edward Freeman
Index

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