Synopses & Reviews
One of the most popular business ethics texts ever published, MORAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS guides students in thinking deeply about important moral issues that frequently arise in business situations and helps them develop the reasoning and analytical skills to resolve them. Combining insightful and accessible textbook chapters by the authors, cases that highlight the real world poignancy of the matters addressed in this book, and reading selections from the most influential voices in contemporary ethical debates, this book-the standard for today's business ethics books-provides a comprehensive, flexible, and pedagogically proven course of study exploring the intersections of commerce and ethics. William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry offer a one-stop combination of text, readings, and cases to guide students' understanding of the nature of morality, individual integrity and responsibility, economic justice, the nature of capitalism, and the role of corporations in our society, including their responsibilities to consumers and to the environment, and the real-world moral issues that arise in the workplace.
One of the most popular business ethics books available, MORAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS, Eleventh Edition, guides readers in thinking deeply about important moral issues that frequently arise in business situations and helps them develop the reasoning and analytical skills to resolve those issues. Combining insightful and accessible textbook chapters by the authors, cases that highlight the real-world importance of key ethical concepts, and reading selections from the most influential voices in contemporary ethical debates, this book provides a comprehensive, flexible, and pedagogically proven course of study exploring the intersections of commerce and ethics.
About the Author
The author and editor of numerous books and articles in the areas of ethics and social and political philosophy, William H. Shaw obtained a Ph.D. in political philosophy from the London School of Economics and teaches philosophy at San Jose State University, where he served as chair of the department for eleven years. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Zimbabwe, the University of Hong Kong, and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He has two other books with Wadsworth, SOCIAL AND PERSONAL ETHICS and (with Vincent Barry) MORAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS. Vincent Barry is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Bakersfield College, having taught there for thirty-four years as well as being a highly successful philosophy textbook author.
Table of Contents
Part I: MORAL PHILOSOPHY AND BUSINESS. 1. The Nature of Morality. Made in the USA--Dumped in Brazil, Africa, Iraq...The A7D Affair. Robert C. Solomon: It's Good Business. David Luban, Alan Strudler, and David Wasserman: Moral Responsibility in the Age of Bureaucracy. 2. Normative Theories of Ethics. Hacking into Harvard. The Ford Pinto. Blood for Sale. R.M. Hare: One Philosopher's Approach to Business Ethics. Ronald M. Green: When is 'Everybody's Doing It' a Moral Justification?. 3. Justice and Economic Distribution. Eminent Domain. Battling Over Bottled Water. Poverty in America. John Isbister: Income Distribution. D.W. Haslett: Is Inheritance Justified? Part II: AMERICAN BUSINESS AND ITS BASIS. 4. The Nature of Capitalism. The Downsizing of America. Hucksters in the Classroom. Licensing and Laissez-Faire. An Internet Parasite. One Nation Under Wal-Mart. A New Work Ethic? E.F. Schumacher: Buddhist Economics. Amartya Sen: Markets and the Role of Ethics in Capitalism. Ian Maitland: In Defense of International Sweatshops. 5. Corporations. Living and Dying with Asbestos. Selling Infant Formula Overseas. Levi Strauss at Home and Abroad. Free Speech or False Advertising? Charity to Scouts? John Cassidy: The Greed Cycle: How Corporate America Went Out of Control. John Orlando: The Ethics of Downsizing. Richard T. De George: Ethical Dilemmas for Multinational Enterprises: A Philosophical Overview. Paul F. Camenisch: Business Ethics: On Getting to the Heart. Part III: THE ORGANIZATION AND THE PEOPLE IN IT. 6. The Workplace (1): Basic Issues. AIDS in the Workplace. Web Porn at Work. Speaking Out About Malt. Union Discrimination? Old Smoke. Patricia H. Werhane and Tara J. Radin: Employment at Will and Due Process. Jan Kern and Craig Garthwaite: Living Wage Laws, For and Against. Peter Levine: The Libertarian Critique of Labor Unions. 7. The Workplace (2): Today's Challenges. Unprofessional Conduct? Testing for Honesty. She Snoops to Conquer. Protecting the Unborn at Work. The Mommy Track. Joseph R. DesJardins and Ronald Duska: Drug Testing in Employment. Richard L. Lippke: Work, Privacy, and Autonomy. Claudia Mills: Workplace Wars: How Much Should I Be Required to Meet the Needs of Your Children? John J. McCall: Participation in Employment. 8. Moral Choices Facing Employees. Changing Jobs and Changing Loyalties. Profiting on Columns Prior to Publication. Two Who Made Waves for the Navy. The Housing Allowance. Ethically Dubious Contact. David E. Soles: Four Concepts of Loyalty. Jennifer Moore: What Is Really Unethical About Insider Trading? Jeff Fadiman: Foreign Corrupt Practices: How to Deal with Foreign Forms of Bribery. Michael Davis: Some Paradoxes of Whistleblowing. 9. Job Discrimination. Minority Set-Asides. Hoop Dreams. Raising the Ante. Consenting to Sexual Harassment. Facial Discrimination. Richard Wasserstrom: A Defense of Programs of Preferential Treatment. Vicki SchultzL The Sanitized Workplace. Richard D. Mohr: Homosexuality, Prejudice, and Discrimination. Part IV: BUSINESS AND SOCIETY. 10. Consumers. Breast Implants. Hot Coffee at McDonald's. Sniffing Glue Could Snuff Profits. Drug Dilemmas. Closing the Deal. The Skateboard Scare. Thomas L. Carson: The Ethics of Sales. Michael J. Phillips: The Inconclusive Ethical Case Against Manipulative Advertising. Juliet B. Schor: Why Do We Consume So Much? 11. The Environment. Hazardous Homes in Herculaneum. Poverty and Pollution. Rewrapping the Big Mac. The Fordasaurus. The Fight over the Redwoods. Peter Singer: The Place of Nonhumans in Environmental Issues. W. Michael Hoffman: Business and Environmental Ethics.