Philosophy of business

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The philosophy of business considers the fundamental principles that underlie the formation and operation of a business enterprise; the nature and purpose of a business, and the moral obligations that pertain to it.

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  • Drucker, P. (1954) The Practice of Management, HarperBusiness, Reissue edition 1993, ISBN 0-88730-613-6
  • Fort, Timothy (2001) Ethics and Governance: Business as Mediating Institution, Oxford University Press USA, New York.
  • Friedman, M (1962) Capitalism and Freedom, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1962
  • Hutcheson, F. (1729) An Inquiry Concerning Morall Good and Evil, 1729.
  • Kalin, J. (1968) "In defence of egoism", in Morality and Rational Self-interest, edited by David Gauthier, Prentice Hall, New York, 1970.
  • Mandeville, B. (1715) The Fable of the Bees.
  • Rawls, J. (1971) A Theory of Justice, Harvard University Press, Cambridge Massachusetts 1971.
  • Shaftsebury L. (1710) Enquiry Concerning Virtue.
  • Smith, A. (1759) The Theory of Moral Sentiments, in Adam Smiths Moral and Political Philosophy, edited by H. Schneider, Harper, New York, 1948 and 1970.
  • Strasnick, T. (1981) "Neo-utilitarian Ethics and the Ordinal Representation Assumption", in Philosophy in economics, edited by J. Pitt, Reidel Publishing, 1981.
  • Luetge C. (ed.) (2013): Handbook of the Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics. Heidelberg/New York: Springer 2013, ISBN 978-9400714953.

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