Consuming Choices: Ethics in a Global Consumer Age

Consuming Choices: Ethics in a Global Consumer Age

by David T. Schwartz
     
 

Do consumers shoulder some culpability for unethical and immoral practices associated with products they purchase? To answer, David T. Schwartz provides the most detailed philosophical exploration to date on consumer ethics. He utilizes historical and fictional examples to illustrate the types of wrongdoing currently implicated by consumer products in this age of

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Overview

Do consumers shoulder some culpability for unethical and immoral practices associated with products they purchase? To answer, David T. Schwartz provides the most detailed philosophical exploration to date on consumer ethics. He utilizes historical and fictional examples to illustrate the types of wrongdoing currently implicated by consumer products in this age of globalization, offers a clear description of the relevant moral theories and important ethical concepts, and provides concrete suggestions on how to be a more ethical consumer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742548145
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/16/2010
Series:
Philosophy and the Global Context Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
148
Sales rank:
766,388
Product dimensions:
6.09(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Ethical Consumerism 1

2 Caveat Emptor? 21

3 The Consumer as Causal Agent 47

4 The Consumer as Complicit Participant 69

5 Toward a Practical Consumer Ethic 85

Notes 115

Bibliography 125

Index 131

About the Author 139

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