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Author Klein, Sherwin.

Title Business ethics : reflections from a Platonic point of view / Sherwin Klein
Published New York : Peter Lang, [1993]


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 MELB  174.4 Kle/Ber  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 160 pages ; 24 cm
Series American university studies.. Series V. Philosophy ; v. 142
American university studies. Series V, Philosophy ; v. 142
Contents Ch. I. Ethical Theory and Business Ethics -- Ch. II. American Business Values Part I Predepression American Business Values -- Ch. III. American Business Values Part II Postdepression American Business Values -- Ch. IV. A Platonic Critique of American Business Leadership. Pt. I. Plato's Statesman and Business Leadership: An Analysis From An Ethical Point of View -- Ch. V. A Platonic Critique of American Business Leadership. Pt. II. Platonic Paideia and Business Statesmanship -- Ch. VI. Business in a Platonic Mold -- Ch. VII. Postscript -- Appendix I Is a Moral Organization Possible? -- Appendix II Corporate Culture and Virtue Ethics
Summary Sherwin Klein's book is markedly different from standard business ethics texts. Since he discusses business ethics from a Platonic point of view, he takes a value-based and virtue-based interdisciplinary position rather than the more usual one that emphasizes the use of modern ethical theories (deontological and/or teleological) to solve specific moral problems. His approach to business ethics stresses the development of good character rather than the moral evaluation of actions. He believes that if our actions follow from our character, character concerns are more central to ethics than actions. Dr. Klein's book, therefore, remedies a basic deficiency of many business ethics texts - a neglect of character analysis
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Business ethics -- United States.
LC no. 92022662
ISBN 0820419486 (alk. paper)