George G. Brenkert and Tom L. Beauchamp

in The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780195307955
Published online January 2010 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks


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This introductory article explains the coverage of this book, which is about business ethics. It discusses the differences in the understanding of business from a philosophical and from a business orientation. This volume is divided into nine parts ranging from basic philosophical issues to the moral culture of business organizations. The topics covered include the nature of ethical theory and the methods used in the work of business ethics, corporate responsibility, economic justice, and the relativity of moral judgments.

Keywords: business ethics; moral culture; business organizations; ethical theory; corporate responsibility; economic justice; moral judgments

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Subjects: Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy

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