Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics

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Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1996 - Business ethics - 546 pages
This book takes readers from a common, skeptical starting point "Why study business ethics?" to the very heart of ethical and political theory. It provides readers with the social/political framework for examining important business issues through text, readings, case studies, and decision scenarios.

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Utilitarianism and the Free Market
Rights and the Market
The Corporation as a Social Institution

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About the author (1996)

Joseph DesJardins (Ph.D. University of Notre Dame) is professor of philosophy at the College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota. He specializes in business ethics and environmental ethics and has also published Contemporary Issues in Business Ethics (Fifth Edition, Wadsworth, 2005) with John McCall.

John McCall received his Ph. D. from the University of Notre Dame and currently teaches at St. Joseph's University. McCall specializes in business ethics and moral philosophy.

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