Combining engaging discussions and stimulating case studies, BUSINESS ETHICS: A TEXTBOOK WITH CASES brings you a comprehensive survey of business ethics that will guide you toward becoming an ethical professional, even if you have never studied philosophy before. Rich with real-world examples, BUSINESS ETHICS: A TEXTBOOK WITH CASES invites you to critically analyze and apply a broad range of philosophical concepts and principles to today's most important issues in business and beyond.
"Provides not only clear explanations of the significant philosophical ideas involved but also helps students to engage in the content by presenting relevant and engaging case studies and recent developments in business ethics."— Prof. Sandra Dreisbach, San Jose University
The author and editor of numerous books and articles in the areas of ethics and social and political philosophy, William H. Shaw obtained a Ph.D. in political philosophy from the London School of Economics and teaches philosophy at San Jose State University, where he served as chair of the department for eleven years. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Zimbabwe, the University of Hong Kong, and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He has two other books with Wadsworth, SOCIAL AND PERSONAL ETHICS and (with Vincent Barry) MORAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS.
Part I: MORAL PHILOSOPHY AND BUSINESS. 1. The Nature of Morality. 2. Normative Theories of Ethics. 3. Justice and Economic Distribution. Part II: AMERICAN BUSINESS AND ITS BASIS. 4. The Nature of Capitalism. 5. Corporations. Part III: BUSINESS AND SOCIETY. 6. Consumers. 7. The Environment. Part Four: THE ORGANIZATION AND THE PEOPLE IN IT. 8. The Workplace(1): Basic Issues. 9. The Workplace(2): Today's Challenges. 10. Moral Choices Facing Employees. 11. Job Discrimination.