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Other titles in the Taking Sides: Business Ethics & Society series:
Taking Sides Business Ethics and Society: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Business Ethics and Society (Taking Sides: Business Ethics & Society)by Lisa H Newton
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This ninth edition of TAKING SIDES: BUSINESS ETHICS AND SOCIETY presents current controversial issues in a debate-style format designed to stimulate student interest and develop critical thinking skills. Each issue is thoughtfully framed with an issue summary, an issue introduction, and a postscript. An instructors manual with testing material is available for each volume. USING TAKING SIDES IN THE CLASSROOM is also an excellent instructor resource with practical suggestions on incorporating this effective approach in the classroom. Each TAKING SIDES reader features an annotated listing of selected World Wide Web sites and is supported by our student website, www.dushkin.com/online.
This 8th edition of Business Ethics and Society is designed to introduce students to controversies in business ethics. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading philosophers and business commentators, reflect a variety of viewpoints and are presented as "pro" and "con" arguments. This title is also supported by the student Web site, Dushkin online at http://www.dushkin.com/online.
Table of Contents
PART 1. Capitalism and the Corporation
ISSUE 1. The Classic Dialogue: Is Capitalism the Best Route to Human Happiness?
YES: Adam Smith, from An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, vols. 1 and 2 (1869)
NO: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, from The Communist Manifesto (1848)
ISSUE 2. Can Individual Virtue Survive Corporate Pressure?
YES: Robert C. Solomon, from “Victims of Circumstances? A Defense of Virtue Ethics in Business,” Business Ethics Quarterly (January 2003)
NO: Gilbert Harman, from “No Character or Personality,” Business Ethics Quarterly (January 2003)
ISSUE 3. Can Restructuring a Corporation’s Rules Make a Moral Difference?
YES: Josef Wieland, from “The Ethics of Governance,” Business Ethics Quarterly (January 2001)
NO: Ian Maitland, from “Distributive Justice in Firms: Do the Rules of Corporate Governance Matter?” Business Ethics Quarterly (January 2001)
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