Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/271942
Title:
The Ethics of Trade: A Prequel to the Study of Business Ethics
Author:
San Angelo, Dominick III
Issue Date:
2012
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
"Business Ethics" is a subject that is unavoidably interdisciplinary. Certainly, the two Words - when treated as separate matters - are most often studied by academics in different fields: the former typically by those in business colleges (no surprise there), and the latter by philosophers. My thesis examines the way in which there seems to be a tension between how those in each respective discipline view the practice of combining business and ethics in an academic context. It then attempts to find the starting point for thinking about the foundation of business ethics. In essence, I argue for where I think the general conversation surrounding business ethics ought to begin. My argument is that an understanding of the fundamental reasons we trade is a crucial and prerequisite lens through which business ethics should be viewed. Determining moral prescriptions appropriately for businesses and agents interacting with businesses requires accounting for that which business, as an institution, is derived from. My thesis explains why I find this to be the case.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.titleThe Ethics of Trade: A Prequel to the Study of Business Ethicsen_US
dc.creatorSan Angelo, Dominick IIIen_US
dc.contributor.authorSan Angelo, Dominick IIIen_US
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstract"Business Ethics" is a subject that is unavoidably interdisciplinary. Certainly, the two Words - when treated as separate matters - are most often studied by academics in different fields: the former typically by those in business colleges (no surprise there), and the latter by philosophers. My thesis examines the way in which there seems to be a tension between how those in each respective discipline view the practice of combining business and ethics in an academic context. It then attempts to find the starting point for thinking about the foundation of business ethics. In essence, I argue for where I think the general conversation surrounding business ethics ought to begin. My argument is that an understanding of the fundamental reasons we trade is a crucial and prerequisite lens through which business ethics should be viewed. Determining moral prescriptions appropriately for businesses and agents interacting with businesses requires accounting for that which business, as an institution, is derived from. My thesis explains why I find this to be the case.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePhilosophy, Politics, Economics, and Lawen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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