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Part I: MORAL PHILOSOPHY AND BUSINESS. 1. The Nature of Morality. Made in the USA--Dumped in Brazil, Africa, Iraq...The A7D Affair. Robert C. Solomon: It's Good Business. David Luban, Alan Strudler, and David Wasserman: Moral Responsibility in the Age of Bureaucracy. 2. Normative Theories of Ethics. Baby M. The Ford Pinto. Blood for Sale. James Rachels: What Would a Satisfactory Moral Theory Be Like? Joseph R. DesJardins: Virtues and Business Ethics. 3. Justice and Economic Distribution. What Ever Happened to the Steel Industry? Battling Over Bottled Water. Poverty in America. John Isbister: Income Distribution. D.W. Haslett: Is Inheritance Justified? Part II: AMERICAN BUSINESS AND ITS BASIS. 4. The Nature of Capitalism. The Downsizing of America. Hucksters in the Classroom. Licensing and Laissez-Faire. An Internet Parasite. A New Work Ethic? E.F. Schumacher: Buddhist Economics. Amartya Sen: Markets and the Role of Ethics in Capitalism. Ian Maitland: The Great Non-Debate Over International Sweatshops. 5. Corporations. Exxon and Captain Hazelwood. Living and Dying with Asbestos. Selling Infant Formula Abroad. Levi Strauss at Home and Abroad. Charity to Scouts? John Cassidy: The Greed Cycle: How Corporate America Went Out of Control. John Orlando: The Ethics of Downsizing. Richard T. De George: Ethical Dilemmas for Multinational Enterprises: A Philosophical Overview. Paul F. Camenisch: Business Ethics: On Getting to the Heart. Part III: THE ORGANIZATION AND THE PEOPLE IN IT. 6. The Workplace (1): Basic Issues. Burger Beefs. AIDS in the Workplace. Speaking Out About Malt. Union Discrimination? Old Smoke. David W. Ewing: An Employees' Bill of Rights. Patricia H. Werhane and Tara J. Radin: Employment at Will and Due Process. Peter Levine: The Libertarian Critique of Labor Unions. 7. The Workplace (2): Today's Challenges. Unprofessional Conduct? Testing for Honesty. She Snoops to Conquer. Protecting the Unborn at Work. The Mommy Track. Joseph R. DesJardins and Ronald Duska: Drug Testing in Employment. Richard L. Lippke: Work, Privacy, and Autonomy. Claudia Mills: Workplace Wars: How Much Should I Be Required to Meet the Needs of Your Children? John J. McCall: Participation in Employment. 8. Moral Choices Facing Employees. Changing Jobs and Changing Loyalties. Profiting on Columns Prior to Publication. Two Who Made Waves for the Navy. The Housing Allowance. Ethically Dubious Contact. David E. Soles: Four Concepts of Loyalty. Jennifer Moore: What Is Really Unethical About Insider Trading? Jeff Fadiman: Foreign Corrupt Practices: How to Deal with Foreign Forms of Bribery. Michael Davis: Some Paradoxes of Whistleblowing. 9. Job Discrimination. Minority Set-Asides. Hoop Dreams. Raising the Ante. Consenting to Sexual Harassment. Facial Discrimination. Richard Wasserstrom: A Defense of Programs of Preferential Treatment. Andrew Altman: Making Sense of Sexual Harassment Law. Richard D. Mohr: Homosexuality, Prejudice, and Discrimination. Part IV: BUSINESS AND SOCIETY. 10. Consumers. Breast Implants. Hot Coffee at McDonald's. Sniffing Glue Could Snuff Profits. Warning: The Following Ad May Contain a Subliminal Message. Closing the Deal. The Skateboard Scare. Thomas L. Carson: The Ethics of Sales. Michael J. Phillips: The Inconclusive Ethical Case Against Manipulative Advertising. 11. The Environment. Hazardous Homes in Herculaneum. Poverty and Pollution. Rewrapping the Big Mac. The Fordasaurus. The Fight over the Redwoods. Peter Singer: The Place of Nonhumans in Environmental Issues. William F. Baxter: People or Penguins. W. Michael Hoffman: Business and Environmental Ethics.
William H. Shaw is Professor of Philosophy at San Jose State University. He has also written Business Ethics and has edited Social and Personal Ethics, both published by Wadsworth. Vincent Barry is Professor of Philosophy at Bakersfield College. He has co-authored numerous books, including the best-selling Applied Ethics: A Text with Readings.
Table of Contents
|Part I: MORAL PHILOSOPHY AND BUSINESS|
|1. The Nature of Morality|
|Made in the USA--Dumped in Brazil, Africa, Iraq…The A7D Affair|
|Solomon: It's Good Business|
|David Luban, Alan Strudler, and David Wasserman: Moral Responsibility in the Age of Bureaucracy|
|2. Normative Theories of Ethics|
|The Ford Pinto|
|Blood for Sale|
|James Rachels: What Would a Satisfactory Moral Theory Be Like? Joseph R|
|DesJardins: Virtues and Business Ethics|
|3. Justice and Economic Distribution|
|What Ever Happened to the Steel Industry? Battling Over Bottled Water|
|Poverty in America|
|John Isbister: Income Distribution|
|Haslett: Is Inheritance Justified? Part II: AMERICAN BUSINESS AND ITS BASIS|
|4. The Nature of Capitalism|
|The Downsizing of America|
|Hucksters in the Classroom|
|Licensing and Laissez-Faire|
|An Internet Parasite|
|A New Work Ethic? E|
|Schumacher: Buddhist Economics|
|Amartya Sen: Markets and the Role of Ethics in Capitalism|
|Ian Maitland: The Great Non-Debate Over International Sweatshops|
|Exxon and Captain Hazelwood|
|Living and Dying with Asbestos|
|Selling Infant Formula Abroad|
|Levi Strauss at Home and Abroad|
|Charity to Scouts? John Cassidy: The Greed Cycle: How Corporate America Went Out of Control|
|John Orlando: The Ethics of Downsizing|
|De George: Ethical Dilemmas for Multinational Enterprises: A Philosophical Overview|
|Camenisch: Business Ethics: On Getting to the Heart|
|Part III: THE ORGANIZATION AND THE PEOPLE IN IT|
|6. The Workplace (1): Basic Issues|
|AIDS in the Workplace|
|Speaking Out About Malt|
|Union Discrimination? Old Smoke|
|Ewing: An Employees' Bill of Rights|
|Werhane and Tara J|
|Radin: Employment at Will and Due Process|
|Peter Levine: The Libertarian Critique of Labor Unions|
|7. The Workplace (2): Today's Challenges|
|Unprofessional Conduct? Testing for Honesty|
|She Snoops to Conquer|
|Protecting the Unborn at Work|
|The Mommy Track|
|DesJardins and Ronald Duska: Drug Testing in Employment|
|Lippke: Work, Privacy, and Autonomy|
|Claudia Mills: Workplace Wars: How Much Should I Be Required to Meet the Needs of Your Children? John J|
|McCall: Participation in Employment|
|8. Moral Choices Facing Employees|
|Changing Jobs and Changing Loyalties|
|Profiting on Columns Prior to Publication|
|Two Who Made Waves for the Navy|
|The Housing Allowance|
|Ethically Dubious Contact|
|Soles: Four Concepts of Loyalty|
|Jennifer Moore: What Is Really Unethical About Insider Trading? Jeff Fadiman: Foreign Corrupt Practices: How to Deal with Foreign Forms of Bribery|
|Michael Davis: Some Paradoxes of Whistleblowing|
|9. Job Discrimination|
|Raising the Ante|
|Consenting to Sexual Harassment|
|Richard Wasserstrom: A Defense of Programs of Preferential Treatment|
|Andrew Altman: Making Sense of Sexual Harassment Law|
|Mohr: Homosexuality, Prejudice, and Discrimination|
|Part IV: BUSINESS AND SOCIETY|
|Hot Coffee at McDonald's|
|Sniffing Glue Could Snuff Profits|
|Warning: The Following Ad May Contain a Subliminal Message|
|Closing the Deal|
|The Skateboard Scare|
|Carson: The Ethics of Sales|
|Phillips: The Inconclusive Ethical Case Against Manipulative Advertising|
|11. The Environment|
|Hazardous Homes in Herculaneum|
|Poverty and Pollution|
|Rewrapping the Big Mac|
|The Fight over the Redwoods|
|Peter Singer: The Place of Nonhumans in Environmental Issues|
|Baxter: People or Penguins|
|Michael Hoffman: Business and Environmental Ethics|