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This new first edition introduces business students, scholars, and practitioners to moral reasoning as it naturally arises in business decisions.
It works through theories of moral philosophy as active analyses of practical problems rather than finished products, thus seeing moral reasoning as something the readers must engage in as opposed to just learn about.
Through examples and questions that show how one cannot make informed business decisions if one cannot think philosophically, the author identifies, develops, and critically appraises the main approaches in moral philosophy as natural intellectual responses to challenges that business people confront.
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About the Author
Martin E. Sandbu is the economics editorial writer for The Financial Times. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Zicklin Center for Business Ethics Research at the Wharton School, where he previously taught the main business ethics course in the undergraduate curriculum for several years. He has appeared on the BBC World Service, National Public Radio morning edition, and CNBC among other broadcast interviews.
In his academic career, Dr. Sandbu has worked on questions at the intersection between economics, politics and philosophy and published across all three fields. He holds degrees in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Balliol College, Oxford University, and in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University. His doctoral thesis, “Explorations in Process-Dependent Preference Theory,” was published in top academic field journals in economics and philosophy. His academic writings have analyzed topics including business ethics, distributive justice, preference theory, collective responsibility, deliberative democracy, and the political economy of development.
Dr. Sandbu’s interests range beyond the theoretical. His academic research has informed policy advice, including on natural resource governance in developing countries. He participates in the global policy debate through his contributions to the Financial Times’ editorial column and through opinion pieces in his own name in the FT and other newspapers. He has been invited to give numerous lectures, presentations, and panel appearances for the world’s top universities, national governments, intergovernmental organizations, top academic professional associations, and civil society groups.
Table of Contents
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:
The Purpose of This Book
Chapter 1: The Business of Ethics: Reasoning about Right And Wrong
Chapter 2: Two Extreme Views: Managing for Shareholders Or
Chapter 3: Doing One’s Job Well: The Ethics of Social Roles
Chapter 4: Roles and Conventions: Confronting Cultural Conflicts
Chapter 5: Ethics as Efficiency: Making Everyone Better Off
Chapter 6: Is Greed Good? Advancing Society through Selfish Action
Chapter 7: Consequentialist Complications: Sacrificing One for The
Chapter 8: Self-Evident Truths? Imagining a World without Rights
Chapter 9: The Case for Rights: Justifying Right-Claims
Chapter 10: Ethics as Equal Freedom: Respecting Each Person’s Dignity
Chapter 11: Fair Shares: Dividing the Value Added
Chapter 12: Just Business: Fulfilling Social Contracts
Suggestions for Supplementary Material