The Ethics of Competition: How a Competitive Society is Good for All

The Ethics of Competition: How a Competitive Society is Good for All

by Christoph Lutge




Countering the claims that competition contradicts and undermines ethical thought processes and actions, Christoph Lütge successfully argues that competition and ethics do not necessarily have to oppose one another. He highlights how intensified competition can in fact work in favour of ethical goals, and that many criticisms of competition stem from an outdated understanding of how modern societies and economies function.

Illustrating this view with examples from ecology, healthcare and education, the author calls for a more entrepreneurial spirit in analysing the relationship between competition and ethics. This book delivers important arguments for the ethics of innovation, using a combination of theoretical and practical evidence to support it.

Researchers and scholars of economics, business, philosophy and politics will greatly benefit from the fresh interdisciplinary perspectives and thorough exploration of the complex relationship between modern competition and ethics.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781788972987
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 02/23/2019
Pages: 232
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 5.37(h) x (d)

About the Author

Christoph Lütge, Chair of Business Ethics, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction 1. Competition: Terminology and Concepts 2. The Ethical Role of Competition 3. Is Life a See-Saw? Zero-Sum Thinking and Moderation 4. Competition and Ecology 5. Competition and Education 6. Competition in Health and Nursing Care 7. Competition, Politics, and Media 8. Competition in our Daily Lives 9. Conclusion Bibliography Index

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