Contemporary Reflections on Business Ethics by Ronald F. Duska

By Ronald F. Duska

Ronald F. Duska, who all started his occupation as a thinker, has, during the last 30 years, confirmed himself as one of many best students within the box of commercial ethics. long ago decade, he has focused on ethics within the monetary providers due to his association with the yankee collage in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, an establishment that makes a speciality of instructing monetary prone pros. This association provides Duska general interplay with manufacturers, managers, and best executives within the monetary providers undefined. This publication contains a collection of the articles Duska has written in the course of the years on ethics, enterprise ethics, instructing ethics, corporation concept, postmodernism, worker rights, and ethics in accounting and the monetary companies undefined. The articles mirror Duska’s underlying philosophical issues and their software to the real-world demanding situations of practitioners—an overarching procedure that would be known as an Aristotelian common sense method of moral determination making.

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But how limited that view is, the moral point of view demands that we expand beyond that view. An objective, detached view recognizes that there are billions of other people in the world, more or less like me, all with a subjective viewpoint. Why then on objective grounds am I so important? The answer is, of course, that I am not. Not even the most influential person whoever lived is that important. He or she was just one among billions. Since egoism is thus limited, we can see that it is inadequate.

15 good reasons for performing an action are that it is just or fair, or because it is something you promised to do. For example, we recommended that one do one’s job. Why? In the first place, doing one’s job usually benefits the person, by giving him a salary and meaningful work, so it is good for him. In the second place, because the division of labor is the most efficient way for society to operate, one’s job is a necessary cog in the wheel of progress, and doing it will benefit society. Finally, the person promised to do the job and promises should be kept.

Valjean is an ex-prisoner living under an assumed name, in violation of parole for years, who has been hunted relentlessly by a police officer named Javert. Javert, who is passionately committed to upholding the law, is obsessed with tracking Valjean down, and he has reason to suspect that Valjean—who has changed his name, become mayor of a small French town, and is the owner/manager of the factory in the town— is the prisoner he seeks. To entrap Valjean, Javert lets it be known to Valjean that an innocent vagrant is about to be identified as Valjean and sent to prison.

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