Religious Perspectives On Business Ethics

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Overview

In the first anthology of its kind, Thomas O'Brien and Scott Paeth have gathered unique pieces from across religious perspectives to illustrate the growing influence and contribution of religion to the field of business ethics. Events in the recent past make clear people in business urgently need to focus on the moral dimension of practices and behaviors. Courses in business ethics are increasingly more prevalent in business schools and in departments of philosophy and religious studies, and yet texts for these courses normally pay scant attention to the much-needed religious perspective on what constitutes ethical practice and behavior. O'Brien and Paeth now fill that need with this new text! Tackling such wide-ranging subjects as Jewish environmental ethics, Zen in the workplace, and Christian social ethics, this text is a valuable addition to any business ethics course.

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Editorial Reviews

Journal of Markets and Morality
This series itself is an exciting happening. I agree with Paeth's point in his introduction that religion shapes the whole of a believer's life. Faith cannot be compartmentalized....I look forward to seeing how future volumes address this question. 2007
Dennis Moberg
Finally, a well-annotated anthology that addresses the spiritual dimension of business ethics. This is for students who elect business not merely as a career but a vocation.
Journal of Markets & Morality
This series itself is an exciting happening. I agree with Paeth's point in his introduction that religion shapes the whole of a believer's life. Faith cannot be compartmentalized....I look forward to seeing how future volumes address this question. 2007
Journal Of Markets and Morality
This series itself is an exciting happening. I agree with Paeth's point in his introduction that religion shapes the whole of a believer's life. Faith cannot be compartmentalized....I look forward to seeing how future volumes address this question.
— 2007
Journal Of The Society Of Christian Ethics
It makes an excellent resource for persons, whether as individual readers or classroom participants, who want to grapple with the issues addressed in the book's three parts….The editors provide solid pedagogical guidance for using the book in a classroom setting, a superb introductory treatment of ethical theory, and an excellent foray into the way religious ethics affects the practice of business.
Journal of Markets and Morality
This series itself is an exciting happening. I agree with Paeth's point in his introduction that religion shapes the whole of a believer's life. Faith cannot be compartmentalized....I look forward to seeing how future volumes address this question.
Culture and Religion
The volume contains an impressive list of contributors....The variety of authors makes for a very eclectic and interesting compilation....A very useful manual.
Religious Studies Review
O'Brien and Paeth provide an exceptional companion volume to the traditional business ethics textbook. Complete with a helpful table that breaks down the topics and thinkers covered in each chapter, the text provides eighteen in-depth articles on a number of issues at the nexus of religion and business . . . The chapters are engaging and demonstrate the vital relevance of religious ethics to contemporary business.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742550100
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/16/2006
  • Series: Religion and Business Ethics Series
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 1.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas O'Brien and Scott Paeth are professors at DePaul University and have worked extensively on the intersection of religion and business ethics.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 Using this Book in a Classroom Setting Chapter 5 Introduction Chapter 6 A Brief Introduction to Ethical Theory Part 7 Part One: Religious Ethics and Normative Theories Chapter 8 On Monopoly in Business Ethics: Can Philosophy Do it All? Chapter 9 Manager-Employee Relationships: Guided by Kant's Categorical Imperative or by Dilbert's Business Principle? Chapter 9 Business Ethics: Oxymoron or Good Business? Chapter 11 Smith, Friedman, and Self-Interest in Ethical Society Chapter 12 Conscience and its Counterfeits in Organizational Life: A New Interpretation of the Naturalistic Fallacy Chapter 12 Victims of Circumstance? A Defense of Virtue Ethics in Business Chapter 14 Casuistry and the Business Case Method Part 16 Part Two: Religious Approaches to Economic Life Chapter 17 The Brave New World of Business Ethics? Chapter 17 Business Ethics After MacIntyre Chapter 18 Six Economic Myths Heard From the Pulpit Chapter 19 Zen in the Workplace: Approaches to Mindful Management Chapter 20 Confucian Trustworthiness and the Practive of Business in China Part 21 Part Three: Religion and Questions of Contemporary Business Chapter 22 The Potential for Building Covenants in Business Organizations Chapter 23 How Green is Judaism? Exploring Jewish Environmental Ethics Chapter 24 The Spirit of Place: The Columba River Watershed Letter and the Meaning of Community Chapter 25 Bridge Discourse on Wage Justice: Roman Catholic and Feminist Perspectives on the Family Living Wage Chapter 26 Sneakers and Sweatshops: Holding Corporations Accountable Chapter 27 Global Capitalism: The New Context of Christian Social Ethics

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