Business Ethics: A Kantian Perspective / Edition 1

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This book provides a distinctive and wide-ranging introduction to business ethics. It applies the essential features of Kantian moral philosophy to the business firm by asking how a business firm in a capitalist economy should be structured and managed according to the principles of Kantian ethics. Business Ethics spells out the implications of Kant's ethics for business practice. It is essential reading for anyone with an academic or professional interest in business ethics today.
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"Bowie is a very senior person in business ethics - one of the half dozen or so people who are generally acknowledged as leaders in the field. He has extensive experience as a writer, teacher, and consultant in business ethics and philosophy. I have no doubt that his book will be well received, widely reviewed, and extremely influential in the discipline." Robert Fredericks, Bentley College.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631211730
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/3/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.15 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Norman E. Bowie is Elmer L. Anderson Chair in Corporate Responsibility at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of fourteen books and over 50 articles on business ethics and political philosophy. He was a recent fellow in The Program in Ethics and Professions at Harvard University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The Self-Defeating Nature of Immoral Business Practice 11
2 Treating the Humanity of Stakeholders as Ends Rather Than as Means Merely 41
3 The Firm as a Moral Community 82
4 Acting from Duty: How Pure a Motive? 120
5 The Cosmopolitan Perspective 149
Bibliography 177
Further Reading 179
Index 180
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