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Critical Management Ethics - Thomas Klikauer

Critical Management Ethics

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A philosophical ethical perspective of management that focuses on the three great traditions in ethical philosophy - virtue ethics, Kantian ethics, and utilitarianism. It presents Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, Aquinas, Bentham, Mill, Sidgwick, Moore, Hume, Hobbes, Intutionism, Subjectivism, Moral Egoism, Relativism, Nihilism and modern ethics from Nietzsche, Singer's Animal Rights and Global Ethics, Adorno's virtue ethics, Habermas' communicative ethics, and Kohlberg's stages of moral development.

Thomas Klikauer combines Hegel's `Sittlichkeit' with Habermas' `Communicative Ethics' to develop a set of ethical principles for management. He concludes with a practical proposal to introduce Company Ethics Councils based on ten rules that reflect Hegelian ethics and Habermas' communicative ethics.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
List it Tablesp. x
Introducing Critical Management Ethicsp. 1
Critical Virtue Ethics: From Aristotle to Adornop. 25
Modern virtue ethicsp. 36
A Utilitarian Critique on Management Ethicsp. 47
The utilitarian Happiness Principlep. 50
The ethics of pleasure, swine and marmaladep. 53
The ethics of friendship and aesthetic enjoymentp. 65
A Kantian Critique on Management Ethicsp. 68
A textbook-case, categorical imperatives, and means-endsp. 74
Hegel's Sittlichkeit and Management Ethicsp. 88
Freedom, the common will and Sittlichkeitp. 96
Hegel's Slave-Morality and Management Ethicsp. 105
To have a purpose and to serve a purposep. 120
Management ethics as camera obscurap. 123
Kohlberg's Moral Manager I: From Impulsiveness to Punishmentp. 126
Kohlberg's Moral Manager II: From Rewards to Universalismp. 148
Positive Management Ethicsp. 170
The managerial ethics of intuitionism and subjectivismp. 171
The managerial ethics of moral egoismp. 172
The managerial ethics of relativism and moral solitudep. 174
The managerial ethics of nihilismp. 176
The managerial ethics of Thomas Hobbesp. 180
The managerial ethics of Friedrich Nietzschep. 186
Conclusion: The Practical Ethics of Sittlichkeit and Communicative Ethicsp. 193
Ten rules for ethics councilsp. 199
Notesp. 216
Bibliographyp. 254
Indexp. 270
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ISBN: 9780230238251
ISBN-10: 0230238254
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 277
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.43
Edition Number: 1