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  1. Asolo Adeyeye Adewole (unknown). Corporate Social Responsibility, Self-Regulation, and the Problems of Unethical Business Practices in Africa: A Case for the Establishment of a United Nations Global Business Regulatory Agency. Philosophical Explorations:69-79.
    The paper examines the issue of corporate social responsibility (CSR) against the backdrop of its self-regulatory posture. Using the African experience as a case study, the paper observes that the activities of multinationals show very clearly that they are grossly irresponsible despite their professed self-regulation. Instead, the multinationals have created an image of terror due to their deep-rooted involvements in human rights abuses, environmental degradation, tax evasion, bribery, market manipulation, and other forms of unethical practices, notwithstanding their so-called self-regulation. The (...)
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  2. Pat Auger, Timothy Devinney & Jordan Louviere (unknown). Measuring the Importance of Ethical Consumerism: A Multi-Country Empirical Investigation. Philosophical Explorations:207-221.
    This paper describes the results of several large empirical studies that investigated the impact of social product attributes on consumer purchase intentions. Our results show that some consumers are willing to pay for more socially acceptable products, but that most of those consumers do not think about the social product features of the products they purchase. Furthermore, our analyses demonstrate that consumers can be segmented based on their preferences for (or against) social product features and that these segments are not (...)
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  3. William Bechtel & Adele Abrahamsen (unknown). Explaining Human Freedom and Dignity Mechanistically: From Receptive to Active Mechanisms. Philosophical Explorations:43-66.
    Mechanistic explanation is the dominant approach to explanation in the life sciences, but it has been challenged as incompatible with a conception of humans as agents whose capacity for self-direction endows them with freedom and dignity. We argue that the mechanical philosophy, properly construed, has sufficient resources to explain how such characteristics can arise in a material world. Biological mechanisms must be regarded as active, not only reactive, and as organized so as to maintain themselves far from thermodynamic equilibrium. Notions (...)
     
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  4. Walden Bello (unknown). The Capitalist Conjuncture: Overaccumulation, Financial Crises, and the Retreat From Globalization. Philosophical Explorations:1-24.
    This article argues that the key crisis that has overtaken today’s global economy is the classical capitalist crisis of over-accumulation. Reaganism and structural adjustment were efforts to overcome this crisis in the 1980s, with little success, followed by globalization in the 1990s. The Clinton administration embraced globalization as the “Grand Strategy” of the United States, its two key prongs being the accelerated integration of markets and production by transnational corporations and the creation of a multilateral system of global governance, the (...)
     
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  5. Jeremy Bendik-Keymer (unknown). Why Can't Democracies Be Universal?: How Do Democracies Resolve Disagreement Over Citizenship? Philosophical Explorations:233-238.
  6. Seyla Benhabib (unknown). Democratic Boundaries and Economic Citizenship: Enhancing the “Rights of Others”. Philosophical Explorations:249-260.
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  7. Daylian M. Cain, George Loewenstein & Don A. Moore (unknown). The Dirt on Coming Clean: Perverse Effects of Disclosing Conflicts of Interest. Philosophical Explorations:81-99.
    Conflicts of interest can lead experts to give biased and corrupt advice. Although disclosure is often proposed as a potential solution to these problems, we show that it can have perverse effects. First, people generally do not discount advice from biased advisors as much as they should, even when advisors’ conflicts of interest are disclosed. Second, disclosure can increase the bias in advice because it leads advisors to feel morally licensed and strategically encouraged to exaggerate their advice even further. As (...)
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  8. G. Calogero (unknown). Preface. Philosophical Explorations.
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  9. David J. Chalmers (unknown). Realms of Cognitive Science. Philosophical Explorations.
    B Chandrasekaran writes: It appears that there are three realms: the realm of matter, the realm of representations, and the realm of qualia/intentions/consciousness, not just two: matter and consciousness. I like this distinction, although I think there might more naturally be four realms to distinguish.
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  10. Stephen Yan-Leung Cheung, J. Thomas Connelly & Piman Limpaphayom (unknown). Determinants of Corporate Disclosure and Transparency: Evidence From Hong Kong and Thailand. Philosophical Explorations:313-342.
    This study examines the degrees of corporate disclosure and transparency of publicly listed companies in two emerging markets and analyzes corporatedisclosure practices as a function of specific firm characteristics. The analysis uses the disclosure and transparency scores extracted from a survey instrument designed to rate disclosure practices of publicly listed companies by using the OECD Corporate Governance Principles as an implicit benchmark. Empirical results show that financial characteristics explain some of the variation in the degrees of corporate disclosure for firms (...)
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  11. Randall Collins (unknown). Introduction. Philosophical Explorations.
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  12. Randall Collins (unknown). Preface. Philosophical Explorations.
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  13. Tommy J. Curry (unknown). Please Don't Make Me Touch 'Em: Towards a Critical Race Fanonianism as a Possible Justifi Cation for Violence Against Whiteness. Philosophical Explorations:133-158.
    The unchanging realities of race relations in the United States, recently highlighted by the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina, demonstrate that Black Americans are still not viewed, treated or protected as citizens in this country. The rates of poverty, disease and incarceration in Black communities have been recognized by some Critical Race Theorists as genocidal acts. Despite the appeal to the international community’s interpretation of human rights, Blacks are still the most impoverished and lethally targeted group in America. Given the “white (...)
     
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  14. C. W. Dawson Jr (unknown). When the House is on Fire: Finding Hope in the Midst of Democratic Despair. Philosophical Explorations:111-132.
    This paper is a philosophical, socio-political, analysis of the problem of democratic despair and the possibility of finding hope in the midst of it. The analysis spring boards from a dialectical discussion on the state of Black America between Harry Belafonte, Minister Louis Farrakhan, and Cornel West, to an examination of the reasons for believing this house called America is on fire. The paper then moves to two possible responses for African Americans to the burning house: separatism (physical or psychological), (...)
     
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  15. Marilyn Fischer (unknown). Comments on the Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents and Citizens. Philosophical Explorations:239-241.
     
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  16. Loke Min Foo (unknown). Third Way CR and Third World CR: In What Way Should Responsible Corporations Serve the World? Philosophical Explorations:35-53.
    This paper distinguishes norms for corporate responsibility in developed and developing countries. In the former, corporate responsibility should reflect “ Third Way” values of restoring individual responsibility and social relationship, and these can be achieved through stakeholder engagement. Since stakeholder engagement often presumes an adequate level of individual rights and rule-governed behaviour, it is incompatible with the current political and cultural characteristics of developing countries. This paper suggests that the end of CR initiatives in developing countries is to promote stakeholder (...)
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  17. Liu Goggin, Aidan Kelly & John F. Hulpke (unknown). Good Guanxi, Bad Guanxi?: Drawing the Line. Philosophical Explorations:297-312.
    Guanxi is essential to doing business in China. Even those who are minimally familiar with business in the People’s Republic seem to know this. How should Western business organizations look at guanxi? Further, if guanxi is seen as essential, what is the responsible approach to guanxi building? These questions may have different answers depending on one’s perspectives. First, what is guanxi?
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  18. Brady Thomas Heiner (unknown). “From the Prison of Slavery to the Slavery of Prison”: Angela Y. Davis's Abolition Democracy. Philosophical Explorations:219-227.
    One of the most radical dimensions of Davis’s critique of American democracy is her exposure of the vestiges of slavery that remain in the contemporary criminal justice system. I discuss this aspect of her critical project, its roots in Du Bois’s critique of Black Reconstruction, and the way that it informs her prison abolitionism and her two-pronged program for the formation of a genuine “abolition democracy.” I conclude by reflecting upon Davis’s reticence about abolition as a constructive enterprise and assessing (...)
     
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  19. Lisa Heldke (unknown). The Radical Potential of Listening: A Preliminary Exploration. Philosophical Explorations:25-46.
    In On Liberty, John Stuart Mill argues that free speech possesses value because listening is valuable: it can advance one’s own thinking and action. However, listening becomes difficult when one finds the views of a speaker to be wrong, repellant, or even simply naïve. Everyday wisdom would have it that such cases present the greatest opportunities for growth. Is there substance to this claim? In particular, is there radical political value to be found in listening to others at the very (...)
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  20. Ying Hua & Xiaodi Yang (unknown). Case Study of Lafarge China and Shui on Cement: Emission-Related CSR in the Chinese Cement Industry. Philosophical Explorations:129-143.
    The cement industry is one of the most energy-intensive industries and among the largest CO2 emitters. Cement industry emissions in China have attracted particular attention, due to the country’s rapid growth. Yet few local Chinese cement companies have corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, and even fewer have environmentally related CSR programs. This paper studies the environmentally related CSR practices in mainland China of two companies: Lafarge, a multinational cement company, and Shui On, a Hong Kong-based construction company and developer. We (...)
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  21. Lore Hühn (unknown). Die Verabschiedung Des Subjektivitätstheoretischen Paradigmas: Der Grunddissens Zwischen Schelling Und Fichte Im Lichte Ihres Philosophischen Briefwechsels. Philosophical Explorations:93-111.
  22. C. M. Kauffmann & J. B. Trapp (unknown). Foreword to the Fiftieth Volume. Philosophical Explorations.
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  23. Thomas Kisser (unknown). Wie Kann Eine Allgemeine Theorie der Wirklichkeit Ihre Eigene Wahrheit Zeigen?: Bemerkungen Und Fragen Zu Struktur Und Funktion der Kunst in Schellings System Des Transzendentalen Idealismus. Philosophical Explorations:133-150.
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  24. Elbe M. Kloppers & Henk J. Kloppers (unknown). Skills Development as Part of CSR: A South African Perspective. Philosophical Explorations:415-427.
    In this paper it is argued that no CSR program can be successful in a development context in general, and in South Africa in particular, unless skills development and therefore empowerment is integrated in every part of the program. The Chinese proverb, “give a man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach him to fish and he will eat for a lifetime,” is the theme of this paper. While it is good to provide people with financial and (...)
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  25. Christian Klotz (unknown). »Synthesis der Geisterwelt«: Fichtes Systemskizze Im Briefwechsel Mit Schelling. Philosophical Explorations:43-56.
     
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  26. Jeanne M. Logsdon & I. I. I. Buren (unknown). National Styles of Corporate Social Responsibility: Exploring Macro Influences on Responsible Business Behavior. Philosophical Explorations:253-268.
    While the literature on corporate social responsibility (CSR) suggests that its form and content differ at least somewhat from country to country, it has not begun to address whether CSR practices converge or diverge over time as countries benefit from higher levels of economic development, or whether these practices relate to specific cultural values and institutional structures. This paper proposes an initial conceptual model and propositions to begin to assess whether and how the different levels of economic development, cultural values, (...)
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  27. Csj Mary Beth Ingham (unknown). Reason in an Age of Anxiety. Philosophical Explorations.
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  28. Christopher S. Miller & Silvia M. King (unknown). Southern Company: A Case Study in Corporate Responsibility Leadership. Philosophical Explorations:101-128.
    This paper reviews the experience of an integrated approach to CSR in the U.S. electric utility sector. The authors report on the results of Southern Company’s historical definition of CSR as a dynamic model, balancing stakeholder needs through shifting pressures to assure long-term shareholder value, superior customer, price performance, and sustainable economic development. Using financial and utility sector measures, the paper assesses the company’s “balancing” approach to addressing CSR, which weights corporate, environmental, community, and economic factors in driving successful and (...)
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  29. Ewa Nowak-Juchacz (unknown). Praktische Vernunft Und System: Entwicklungsgeschichtliche Untersuchungen Zur Ursprünglichen Kantrezeption Johann Gottlieb Fichtes. Philosophical Explorations:204-215.
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  30. I. I. I. Pappin (unknown). Karol Cardinal Wojtyla and Jean-Paul Sartre on the Intentionality of Consciousness. Philosophical Explorations:130-139.
     
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  31. Jacob Park (unknown). China's Rapid Industrialization and its Sustainability Discontents: Understanding the Strategic Implications for Business. Philosophical Explorations:365-375.
    Despite the attention given to China’s rising importance in the international marketplace, I argue that corresponding attention has not been given to the sustainability dimensions—the social and environmental dimensions of this economic development trajectory. Specifically, what type of business strategy can and will best serve the economic, environmental, and social needs of China, and what role, if any, can the private sector play to facilitate the development of such a strategy? In exploring this question, I first examine the evolving relationship (...)
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  32. Caroline Eck Paul Taylovanr (unknown). Piero Della Francesca's Giants. Philosophical Explorations.
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  33. Douglas K. Peterson (unknown). Partner Selection for Corporate Social Responsibility Efforts: The Case of Choosing NGO Partners. Philosophical Explorations:173-187.
    The objective of this paper is to suggest types of analysis that can help managers effectively choose NGO partners that help them meet their international corporate sustainability and social responsibility goals. NGO partner choices should offer a good fit to corporate goals/objectives and create opportunities to reap the benefits of social responsibility and sustainability efforts, which include public image, environmental protection, customer and stakeholder satisfaction, employee morale, and (most importantly) the completion of work that serves a social responsibility or sustainability (...)
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  34. Vladimir Petkoski (unknown). From International Corporate Responsibility to Local CSR: Empirical Evidence From Macedonia. Philosophical Explorations:283-295.
    While the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is based predominantly on the experiences of developed countries, the context in developing countries differs greatly, varying according geography, culture, and level of development. A survey was conducted in Macedonia with the aim of determining the local context and specifics of CSR through an analysis of four elements: the rule of law, competition and standards, complementary CSR institutions, and internal corporate structures and practices. It showed that an increasing number of companies are (...)
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  35. Jeffrey R. Post (unknown). The Productionist Metaphysics: The Heart of the Dewey/Heidegger Debate. Philosophical Explorations:349-361.
    In this essay, the philosophies of John Dewey and Martin Heidegger are compared specifically on the topic of the productionist metaphysics. In this comparison, the readings of Larry Hickman and Michael E. Zimmerman are utilized to highlight the noted philosophers’ views. In Hickman’s reading of Dewey, production is the key virtue of the entire pragmatic theory and the evolution of humanity through the improvement of technique and productivity the focus of human life.Hickman’s reading of Dewey, deemed the “technological” reading of (...)
     
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  36. Rama B. Rao (unknown). Good Corporate Governance Initiative to Ensure Corporate Social Responsibility: A Study of the State of the Art in Rwanda. Philosophical Explorations:395-414.
    Rwanda is recovering from the trauma of the 1994 war and genocide but continues to have a weak corporate and industrial infrastructure. Against this background, the present study was undertaken with the aim of tracing to what extent Rwandan enterprises are geared for the fulfillment of social responsibility within a strained socioeconomic milieu. The objectives of the study are to review the concept of corporate governance and its relation to corporate social responsibility (CSR), to describe the current state of corporate (...)
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  37. John Rowan (unknown). Preface Introduction PART 1: GENDER. Philosophical Explorations.
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  38. David Rygl, Markus G. Kittler & Carina Friedmann (unknown). Fighting HIV/AIDS: The Role of the Pharmaceutical Industry and the Sustainability of its Actions in Sub-Saharan Africa—an Empirical Investigation. Philosophical Explorations:189-205.
    Since the first diagnosis of an HIV infection in 1956, the number of victims infected with the virus has dramatically increased to 40.3 million in 2005. The countries of sub-Saharan Africa carry the largest burden of HIV/AIDS worldwide. Various programs against the spread of the epidemic in this region have been promised. The objective of this article is to analyze to what extent these programs can achieve a sustainable effect. This article examines in detail the sustainability of thirteen programmes initiated (...)
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  39. Birgit Sandkaulen (unknown). Was Heißt Idealismus?: Natur- Und Transzendentalphilosophie Im Übergang Zur Identitätsphilosophie Schellings Systemskizze Vom 19.11.1800. [REVIEW] Philosophical Explorations:57-69.
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  40. Vernon Thomas Sarver Jr (unknown). A Tale of Two Commonwealths: Authorization, Empowerment and Tyranny in Hobbes's Leviathan. Philosophical Explorations:269-291.
    Two, ostensibly different, versions of the social contract appear in Hobbes’s Leviathan, a commonwealth by institution and one by acquisition. These versions unexpectedly converge in chapter 20 with his remarkable claim that both commonwealths have the same rights and consequences of sovereignty. I argue that the first of these versions gives rise to a disjunction that logically commits Hobbes to either an impotent state or a Thrasymachean styled tyranny. After this, I describehow he tries to distance himself from the unsettling (...)
     
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  41. Irina Soboleva (unknown). Corporate Social Responsibility in Russia: Peculiarities and Problems. Philosophical Explorations:269-282.
    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) has been a subject of broad public and academic discussion in Russia for several years now. The author argues that the key criterion for CSR is direct (non-market-based) cooperation among all stakeholders, cooperation that to a large extent shapes the behavior of the firm and therefore includes ethical and social concerns in the decision-making process. On the basis of this criterion, three levels of CSR are distinguished. The main factors that are gradually shaping the Russian model (...)
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  42. Karsten J. Struhl (unknown). Is Democracy a Universal Value?: Whose Democracy? Philosophical Explorations:3-24.
    I consider several related challenges to the idea of democracy as a universal value, among them the “Asian values” argument and the claim that Islam can recognize only God as sovereign. I argue specifically against each of these challenges and attempt to demonstrate that it is possible to find strands within the Confucian tradition and Islam which can be woven into a democratic fabric. I also explore several attempts to argue in favor of democracy as a universal value and then (...)
     
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  43. James E. Tomberlin (unknown). Preface. Philosophical Explorations.
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  44. Hartmut Traub (unknown). Über Die Freundschaft: Vier Bemerkungen Zum Briefwechsel Zwischen Schelling Und Fichte. Philosophical Explorations:7-19.
  45. Hartmut Traub (unknown). Vierter Internationaler Kongress der Russischen Fichte-Gesellschaft: »Platon, Machiavelli Und Fichte - Die Idee Einer Gerechten Gesellschaft« Vom 26. - 31. Mai in Ufa (Baschkortostan)Ein Reisebericht Von. [REVIEW] Philosophical Explorations:187-190.
  46. Peter van Inwagen (unknown). Free Will Remains a Mystery: The Eighth Philosophical Perspectives Lecture. Philosophical Explorations.
  47. Michael Vater (unknown). Fichte's Transcendental Philosophy: The Original Duplicity of Intelligence and Will. Philosophical Explorations:216-228.
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  48. Enrique Villanueva (unknown). Preface. Philosophical Explorations.
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  49. Violetta L. Waibel (unknown). Fichtes Kritik an Schelling »Alle Wissenschaften Sind Nur Theile der Wissenschaftslehre«: Zu Fichtes Briefen an Schelling Vom 31. Mai / 7. August 1801 Und 15. Januar 1802. [REVIEW] Philosophical Explorations:71-91.
     
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  50. Amy E. Wendling (unknown). Rough, Foul-Mouthed Boys: Women's Monstrous Laboring Bodies. Philosophical Explorations:49-67.
    Karl Marx claims that alienation inheres in all wage labor. I raise questions about the applicability of this claim to subjects of patriarchy. In the first section, I discuss industrial wage labor and its allure for women who were trying to escape the norms of familial patriarchy. In the second section, I extend this criticism of Marx’s claim by considering the racially enslaved subjects of the Antebellum American South, for whom economicallyrecognized wage labor was still a bloody political battle. Finally, (...)
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  51. Paul Ziche (unknown). Raumkonstruktion, Deduktion der Dimensionen Und Idealistische Prinzipientheorie: Problemlagen Im Fichte-Schelling-Briefwechsel Vom November 1800. Philosophical Explorations:21-42.