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Handbook of the Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics


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The Handbook of the Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics will be a standard reference handbook in the field of business ethics. Unlike other reference works in this field, it will primarily cover the theoretical basis of business ethics: its philosophical foundations. These range from historical positions such as Aristotelianism, Kantianism and Marxism to systematic issues such as justice, religious issues, rights and globalization or gender.

Christoph Lütge

(Editor in Chief)

  1. Aristotelian Business Ethics: Core Concepts and Theoretical Foundations
  2. Aristotle and Business: An Inescapable Tension
  3. Aristotle and the Corporation
  4. Aristotle on Character Formation
  5. The Empirics of Virtue Theory: What Can Psychology Tell Us About Moral Character?
  6. Virtue as a Model of Business Ethics
  7. Scholastic Thought and Business Ethics: An Overview
  8. Scholastic Business Ethics: Thomas Aquinas Versus William of Ockham
  9. Economic and Business Ethics in Select Italian Scholastics (ca. 1200-1450)
  10. Business Ethics in the School of Salamanca
  11. The Influence of Thomistic Thought in Contemporary Business Ethics
  12. David Hume and the Scottish Enlightenment
  13. Adam Smith on Morality and Self-Interest
  14. Utilitarianism
  15. Biological and Experimental Perspectives on Self-Interest: Reciprocal Altruism and Genetic Egoism
  16. Kant's Categorical Imperative and the Moral Worth of Increasing Profits
  17. The Figure of "Rivalry" and Its Function in Kant's Ethics
  18. Kant and Hegel on Property
  19. Hegel on Modern Economics and Business
  20. Hegel and the French: Economical Philosophy Instead of Ethics
  21. A Marxist Ethic of Business
  22. Life
  23. The Other
  24. Purpose
  25. Faith
  26. Fundamentals of Discourse Ethics
  27. Discourse and Normative Business Ethics
  28. Discourse and Tractable Morality
  29. The Classic Social Contract Tradition
  30. The Modern Social Contract Tradition
  31. The Idea of a Contractarian Business Ethics
  32. The Philosophical Foundations of the Capabilities Approach
  33. The Capability Approach as Guidance for Corporate Ethics
  34. Capabilities, Human Rights and Business
  35. Poverty as a Lack of Freedom: A Short History of the Capability Approach
  36. Business Contribution to Human Development from the Capabilities Approach Standpoint
  37. Agency, Welfare, Equality, and Democracy
  38. Duties of Justice in Business
  39. Executive Compensation and Distributive Justice
  40. Imitatio Dei and Jewish Business Ethics
  41. Christian Social and Business Ethics: Biblical Foundations
  42. Christian Metaphysics and Business Ethics: A Systematic Approach
  43. The Traditional Christian Social Ethics
  44. The Ethical System in Islam - Implications for Business Practices
  45. Business Precepts of Islam: The Lawful and Unlawful Business Transactions According to Shariah
  46. A Conceptual Framework of Business Ethics in Islam
  47. Daoism and Business Ethics
  48. Chinese Guanxi and Business Ethics
  49. Confucian Virtues and Business Ethics
  50. Confucian and Legalist Basis of Leadership and Business Ethics
  51. On Yijing as Basis of Chinese Business Ethics and Management
  52. Corporations and Fundamental Rights: What is the Nature of Their Obligations, if any?
  53. Corporate Human Rights Violations: A Case for Extraterritorial Regulation
  54. What Are the Obligations of Those Who Invest in Corporations?
  55. Framing Global Gender Issues: Cross-Cultural Theory and Analysis
  56. Feminist Care Ethics and Business Ethics
  57. Women's Work: Global Trends and Demographics of Wealth and Employment
  58. Gender Issues in Entrepreneurship
  59. Gender Issues in Corporate Leadership
  60. Work/Life Integration
  61. Business and Liberty: An Ethical Union
  62. Pro-Market Versus Anti-Market Approaches to Business Ethics
  63. Entrepreneurship and Ethics
  64. Making Room for Business Ethics: Rights as Metanorms for Market and Moral Values
  65. Property Rights Versus Utilitarian Ethics
  66. The Body as Property Doctrine
  67. Property Rights Versus Governments
  68. The Case Against Intellectual Property
  69. Basic Concepts of Philosophy of Management and of Corporations
  70. The History of the Philosophy of Management and Corporations
  71. Philosophical Theories of Management and Corporations
  72. Recent Debates in Philosophy of Management
  73. Moral Implications of Rational Choice Theories
  74. Scientific Study of Morals
  75. Value Ladenness and the Value-Free Ideal in Scientific Research
  76. The Social Contract of Science
  77. The Ethics of Statistical Testing