9780195139426

Ethics at Work Basic Readings in Business Ethics

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  • ISBN13:

    9780195139426

  • ISBN10:

    0195139429

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-11-14
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Summary

A unique and compact collection, Ethics at Work: Basic Readings in Business Ethics is an ideal text for courses in business ethics, business and society, or applied ethics. Bringing together eleven essays by prominent authors, it features some of the best work in the field and addressesimportant and provocative issues. The essays represent diverse ethical and philosophical orientations and have been edited and abridged to make them more accessible to students. The book opens with two introductory readings that discuss the role of ethics in business, the relevance and importance ofstudying business ethics, and the basic moral responsibilities of businesspeople. The following nine essays examine various controversial moral issues in business, including corporate downsizing; overseas sweatshops; bribery; whistleblowing; drug testing; deception in sales; manipulativeadvertising; insider trading; and our environmental responsibilities. Students will find interesting connections and illuminating relationships among the contributors' arguments. The readings are preceded by short introductions and study questions and followed by review questions and suggestions forfurther reading.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introductory Essays
A Defence of Philosophical Business Ethics
The Responsibilities of a Businessman
Selected Issues
The Ethics of Corporate Downsizing
The Great Non-Debate Over International Sweatshops
When is 'Everyone's Doing It' a Moral Justification?
Some Paradoxes of Whistleblowing
Drug Testing in Employment
The Ethics of Sales
The Inconclusive Ethical Case Against Manipulative Advertising
What Is Really Unethical About Insider Trading?
Business and Environmental Ethics
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