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Free Markets And The Culture Of Common Good

Author : Martin Schlag
ISBN : 9789400729902
Genre : Philosophy
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Recent economic development and the financial and economic crisis require a change in our approach to business and finance. This book combines theology, economy and philosophy in order to examine in detail the idea that the functioning of a free market economy depends upon sound cultural and ethical foundations. The free market is a cultural achievement, not only an economic phenomenon subject to technical rules of trade and exchange. It is an achievement which lives by and depends upon the values and virtues shared by the majority of those who engage in economic activity. It is these values and virtues that we refer to as culture. Trust, credibility, loyalty, diligence, and entrepreneurship are the values inherent in commercial rules and law. But beyond law, there is also the need for ethical convictions and for global solidarity with developing countries. This book offers new ideas for future sustainable development and responds to an increasing need for a new sense of responsibility for the common good in societal institutions and good leadership.

Wealth Commerce And Philosophy

Author : Eugene Heath
ISBN : 9780226443850
Genre : Business & Economics
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Humanomics in business ethics / Deirdre N. McCloskey -- Introduction / Eugene Heath and Byron Kaldis -- Wealth and commerce in archaic Greece: Homer and Hesiod / Mark S. Peacock -- Aristotle and business: friend or foe? / Fred D. Miller, Jr -- Confucian business ethics: possibilities and challenges / David Elstein and Qing Tian -- The earthly city and the ethics of exchange: spiritual, social, and material economy in Augustine's theological anthropology / Todd Breyfogle -- Thomas Aquinas: the economy at the service of justice and the common good / Martin Schlag -- The ethics of commerce in Islam: Ibn Khaldun's Muqaddimah revisited / Munir Quddus and Salim Rashid -- Hobbes's idea of moral conduct in a society of free individuals / Timothy Fuller -- John Locke's defense of commercial society: individual rights, voluntary cooperation, and mutual gain / Eric Mack -- As free for acorns as for honesty: Mandevillean maxims for the ethics of commerce / Eugene Heath -- "Commerce cures destructive prejudices": Montesquieu and the spirit of commercial society / Henry C. Clark -- Hume on commerce, society, and ethics / Christopher J. Berry -- The fortune of others: Adam Smith and the beauty of commerce / Douglas J. Den Uyl -- Why Kant's insistence on purity of the will does not preclude an application of Kant's ethics to for-profit businesses / Norman Bowie -- Tocqueville: the corporation as an ethical association / Alan S. Kahan -- J. S. Mill and business ethics / Nicholas Capaldi -- Karl Marx on history, capitalism, and . . . business ethics? -- William H. Shaw -- Friedrich Hayek's defense of the market order / Karen I. Vaughn -- The power and the limits of Milton Friedman's arguments against corporate social responsibility / Alexei Marcoux -- Beyond the difference principle: Rawlsian justice, business ethics, and the morality of the market / Matt Zwolinski -- Commitments and corporate responsibility: Amartya Sen on motivations to do good / Ann E. Cudd

Business Ethics

Author : Eugene C. Ahner
ISBN : 9781570757488
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Business Ethics addresses students and those engaged in business to help them understand their work as an integral form of human development as well as an authentic Christian vocation. Ultimately, Gene Ahner shows us that if business is not ethical, it is not good business."--BOOK JACKET.

Business For The Common Good

Author : Kenman L. Wong
ISBN : 0830868410
Genre : Business & Economics
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Is business just a way to make money? Or can the marketplace a venue for service to others? Scott B. Rae and Kenman L. Wong seek to explore this and other critical business issues from a uniquely Christian perspective, offering up a vision for work and service that is theologically grounded and practically oriented. Among the specific questions they address along the way are these: What implications does the Christian story have for the vision, mission or sense of purpose that shapes business engagement? What parts of business can be affirmed and practiced "as is" and what parts need to be rejected or transformed? What challenges exist as attempts are made to live out Christian ideals in a broken world characterized by tight margins, fierce competition and short-term investor pressures? How do Christian values inform specific functional areas of business such as the management of people, marketing and environmental sustainability? Business can be even more than an environment through which individual Christians grow in Christlikeness. In this book you'll discover how it can also be a means toward serving the common good.

Restructuring Capitalism

Author : Rogene Buchholz
ISBN : 9781351795210
Genre : Business & Economics
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The main theme of this book is that, within contemporary capitalist societies a materialist outlook informed by science has triumphed creating the lack of a spiritual dimension to give meaning and purpose to the activities that are necessary for a capitalist society to function effectively. Capitalist societies are in trouble and need to be restructured to provide for the material needs of all the people who work within the system, not just the one percent, but because of the lack of a spiritual connection with each other and with nature this is not likely to happen. It has been said that society and the organizations within treat one another as objects to be manipulated in the interests of promoting economic growth and treat nature as an object to be exploited for the same purpose. This way of treating each other, and nature, is consistent with the way a capitalist system has worked in the past and was supposed to enable it to function efficiently to provide a fulfilling and enriched life for all its adherents through growth of the economy. However, as capitalist societies have become dysfunctional they will need a different kind of orientation to continue in existence. Restructuring Capitalism: Materialism and Spiritualism in Business argues that what is needed is a new sense of a spiritualization of the self and its relation to others and to the establishment of a spiritual connection with nature in order for capitalism to be restructured to work for everyone and for the society as a whole.

Moral Markets

Author : Paul J. Zak
ISBN : 1400837367
Genre : Business & Economics
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Like nature itself, modern economic life is driven by relentless competition and unbridled selfishness. Or is it? Drawing on converging evidence from neuroscience, social science, biology, law, and philosophy, Moral Markets makes the case that modern market exchange works only because most people, most of the time, act virtuously. Competition and greed are certainly part of economics, but Moral Markets shows how the rules of market exchange have evolved to promote moral behavior and how exchange itself may make us more virtuous. Examining the biological basis of economic morality, tracing the connections between morality and markets, and exploring the profound implications of both, Moral Markets provides a surprising and fundamentally new view of economics--one that also reconnects the field to Adam Smith's position that morality has a biological basis. Moral Markets, the result of an extensive collaboration between leading social and natural scientists, includes contributions by neuroeconomist Paul Zak; economists Robert H. Frank, Herbert Gintis, Vernon Smith (winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize in economics), and Bart Wilson; law professors Oliver Goodenough, Erin O'Hara, and Lynn Stout; philosophers William Casebeer and Robert Solomon; primatologists Sarah Brosnan and Frans de Waal; biologists Carl Bergstrom, Ben Kerr, and Peter Richerson; anthropologists Robert Boyd and Michael Lachmann; political scientists Elinor Ostrom and David Schwab; management professor Rakesh Khurana; computational science and informatics doctoral candidate Erik Kimbrough; and business writer Charles Handy.

Compendium Of The Social Doctrine Of The Church

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ISBN : 9781853908392
Genre : Christian sociology
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The Church And The Market

Author : Thomas E. Woods Jr.
ISBN : 9780739188019
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Church and the Market is a vigorous and lively defense of the market economy and a withering attack on all forms of state intervention. It covers labor unions, monopoly, money and banking, business cycles, interest, usury, and much more. Although it makes a particular point of noting the moral arguments of the market economy and that Catholics are of course perfectly at liberty to support it, its audience is much broader than Catholics alone. Readers of all religious traditions and none at all have praised The Church and the Market, first-place winner in the 2006 Templeton Enterprise Awards, as one of the most compelling and persuasive defenses of capitalism against its critics ever written.

What Money Can T Buy

Author : Michael J. Sandel
ISBN : 9781429942584
Genre : Philosophy
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Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we allow corporations to pay for the right to pollute the atmosphere? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their organs? What about hiring mercenaries to fight our wars? Auctioning admission to elite universities? Selling citizenship to immigrants willing to pay? In What Money Can't Buy, Michael J. Sandel takes on one of the biggest ethical questions of our time: Is there something wrong with a world in which everything is for sale? If so, how can we prevent market values from reaching into spheres of life where they don't belong? What are the moral limits of markets? In recent decades, market values have crowded out nonmarket norms in almost every aspect of life—medicine, education, government, law, art, sports, even family life and personal relations. Without quite realizing it, Sandel argues, we have drifted from having a market economy to being a market society. Is this where we want to be?In his New York Times bestseller Justice, Sandel showed himself to be a master at illuminating, with clarity and verve, the hard moral questions we confront in our everyday lives. Now, in What Money Can't Buy, he provokes an essential discussion that we, in our market-driven age, need to have: What is the proper role of markets in a democratic society—and how can we protect the moral and civic goods that markets don't honor and that money can't buy?

Theories Of Justice

Author : Stephanie Mar Brettmann
ISBN : 9781630877965
Genre : Religion
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What is justice? How do we know justice? How is justice cultivated in society? These are the three questions that guide this critical dialogue with two representatives of the Catholic and Protestant traditions: Karl Barth and Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II. Though the two thought leaders are shaped within divergent theological traditions and historical contexts, they both appeal to Christian anthropology as a starting point for justice. Their explorations into the nature of humanity yield robust new theories of justice that remain relevant for our contemporary era. The third interlocutor, our female author, brings her own voice fully into the dialogue in the third part of the book in order to address the shortcomings in their theories and build upon their insights, all the while seeking theories of humanity and social justice that result in justice for all persons.

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