This 8th edition of Business Ethics and Society is designed to introduce students to controversies in business ethics. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading philosophers and business commentators, reflect a variety of viewpoints and are presented as "pro" and "con" arguments.This title is also supported by the student Web site, Dushkin online at http://www.dushkin.com/online.
PART 1. Capitalism and the CorporationISSUE 1. The Classic Dialogue: Is Capitalism the Best Route to Human Happiness? YES: Adam Smith, from An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, vols. 1 and 2 (1869) NO: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, from The Communist Manifesto (1848) ISSUE 2. Can Individual Virtue Survive Corporate Pressure? YES: Robert C. Solomon, from “Victims of Circumstances? A Defense of Virtue Ethics in Business,” Business Ethics Quarterly (January 2003) NO: Gilbert Harman, from “No Character or Personality,” Business Ethics Quarterly (January 2003) ISSUE 3. Can Restructuring a Corporation’s Rules Make a Moral Difference? YES: Josef Wieland, from “The Ethics of Governance,” Business Ethics Quarterly (January 2001) NO: Ian Maitland, from “Distributive Justice in Firms: Do the Rules of Corporate Governance Matter?” Business Ethics Quarterly (January 2001) (and more...)