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Religious Perspectives on Business Ethics: An Anthology / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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.
Table of ContentsChapter 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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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.