Do No Evil: Ethics with Applications to Economic Theory and Business

Εξώφυλλο
iUniverse, 14 Ιουλ 2003 - 494 σελίδες
"An effective integration of ethics, morality and business practices including extensive discussions of social justice, animal rights and the environment the author elucidates the many layers of the managerial and corporate environment, deftly analyzing the fiduciary, social and moral relationships between the players in a corporation. A fresh, convincing ethical examination."
-Kirkus Discoveries

Being good is not good enough to be moral. In Do No Evil, Michael Berumen debunks the notions that moral judgments are subjective preferences and that there are no universal standards of morality. He analyzes leading normative theories and gives biographical highlights on several important philosophers. Berumen then sets forth his own theory: the only basis for universal morality is the avoidance of death and suffering, in contrast to conventional conceptions of promoting good, which he shows cannot form a basis for universal rules of conduct.

Berumen then examines the concepts of property, exchange, competition, and inequality, and shows why capitalism occupies the default position of morality, and why socialism is problematic. With that said, he also explains why property rights are not unlimited, and how morality serves to constrain capitalist acts.

The last part of the book deals with business-related topics. Berumen demonstrates that a business is property and not primarily an instrument for delivering social justice, and he covers such areas as governance, fiduciary responsibility, marketing, globalism, the environment, duties to animals, and moral courage.

 

Τι λένε οι χρήστες - Σύνταξη κριτικής

DO NO EVIL: Ethics with Applications to Economic Theory and Business

Κριτική χρηστών  - Kirkus

An effective integration of ethics, morality and business principles.In a logical progression, Berumen offers an historical review of major thinkers in philosophy and ethics, including John Locke ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

Περιεχόμενα

A Call to Ethics
3
Foundations
22
The Consequence of Duty
57
Rationality to Impartiality
91
The Moral Imperatives
109
Evil
156
The Moral Realm
166
Social Contract Theory
181
Ethics and Business
293
Morality and the Business Mission
296
A New Republic?
307
Uncertainty and Risk
324
Fiduciaries
332
A Right to Work?
338
Loyalty
352
Conflict of Interests
365

Virtue Ethics
194
Rights
201
Moral Ideals
205
Part II
215
The Morality of Capitalism
217
Private Property
220
Free Exchange Price and Profit
243
The Consequence of Freedom
264
The Engine of Capitalism
278
The Moral Justification of Capitalism
288
Part III
291
Persuading Others
371
Other Animals
384
The Environment
393
When in Rome
401
Bribes and Kickbacks
412
Careerism
416
Corporate Governance
419
Moral Courage
434
Endnotes
439
Index
469
Πνευματικά δικαιώματα

Άλλες εκδόσεις - Προβολή όλων

Συχνά εμφανιζόμενοι όροι και φράσεις

Δημοφιλή αποσπάσματα

Σελίδα 7 - People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices.
Σελίδα 35 - Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.'2 Now, this appears to be a paradoxical and strange position to adopt.
Σελίδα 38 - For these words of Good, Evill, and Contemptible, are ever used with relation to the person that useth them: There being nothing simply and absolutely so; nor any common Rule of Good and Evill, to be taken from the nature of the objects themselves...

Σχετικά με τον συγγραφέα (2003)

After a bout of youthful delinquency in the 1960s, Mr. Berumen joined the Army, where he served as a cryptographer, and he went on to earn a degree in philosophy and mathematics, and graduated summa cum laude from East Bay University. Later he attended Stanford's Graduate School of Business. He joined an insurance company in the seventies, and retired as a senior executive 26 years later, after which he became CEO of a California security business. In 1993, he testified before Congress as an expert in health insurance. Berumen's principal interests are in philosophy, physics, and the foundations of mathematics. Berumen has authored articles on various topics, in addition to his book, Do No Evil: Ethics with Applications to Economic Theory and Business. He has also served on various non-profit and for-profit boards. Berumen is the editor of the Bertrand Russell Society's periodical, The Bulletin and serves on the Society's board of directors. He and his wife, Carol are semi-retired and living in Colorado.

Πληροφορίες βιβλιογραφίας