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Integrative Economic Ethics : Foundations of a Civilized Market Economy - Peter Ulrich

Integrative Economic Ethics

Foundations of a Civilized Market Economy

By: Peter Ulrich, James Fearns (Translator)

Paperback Published: 9th September 2010
ISBN: 9780521172424
Number Of Pages: 500

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Integrative Economic Ethics is a highly original work that progresses through a series of rational and philosophical arguments to address foundational issues concerning the relationship between ethics and the market economy. Rather than accepting market competition as a driver of ethical behaviour, the author shows that modern economies need to develop ethical principles that guide market competition, thus moving business ethics into the realms of political theory and civic rationality. This book was in its fourth edition in the original German in 2008, this English translation of Peter Ulrich's development of a fresh integrative approach to economic ethics will be of interest to all scholars and advanced students of business ethics, economics, and social and political philosophy.

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Review of the hardback: 'Peter Ulrich's book, Integrative Economic Ethics, is most timely and prescient. The field of economics has sometimes imagined itself as a science governed by pure rationality. Yet economics has to do with human relationships that create, sustain, or destroy markets. As such, economics is inherently normative. Ulrich's focus on economic ethics addresses this concept critically and directly. This book firmly closes the alleged gap between economics and ethics by questioning that separation in the literature and by presenting sustained arguments for the concept of economic ethics.' Patricia Werhane, Ruffin Professor of Business Ethics, Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia
"This book... is challenging but well worth the effort for those working in the areas of economic methodology and moral reflection in economics. Recommended." - Choice

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Translator's note
Introduction: orientation in economic-ethical thinking
Fundamental Concepts of Modern Ethics and the Approach of Integrative Economic Ethics
The phenomenon of human morality: the normative logic of interpersonal relations
The moral point of view: philosophical developmental lines of rational ethics
Morality and economic rationality: integrative economic ethics as the rational ethics of economic activity
Reflections on the Foundations of Economic Ethics I: A Critique of Economism
'Inherent necessity' of competition? A critique of economic determinism
'Morality' of the market? A critique of economic reductionism
Reflections on the Foundations of Economic Ethics II: Rational Economic Activity and the Lifeworld
The question of meaning: economic activity and the good life
The question of legitimation: economic activity and the just social life
A Topology of Economic Ethics: The 'Sites' of Morality in Economic Life
Economic citizens' ethics
Regulatory ethics
Corporate ethics
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ISBN: 9780521172424
ISBN-10: 052117242X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 500
Published: 9th September 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.73