David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 48 (3):229 - 236 (2003)
The purpose of this article is to examine three different approaches to autonomy in order to demonstrate how each leads to a different conclusion about the ethicality of advertising. I contend that Noggle''s (1995) belief-based autonomy theory provides the most complete understanding of autonomy. Read in conjunction with Arendt''s theory of cooperative power, Noggle''s theory leads to the conclusion that advertising does not violate consumers'' autonomy. Although it is possible for advertisers to abuse the power granted them by society these abuses do not constitute a violation of consumers'' autonomy.
|Keywords||Philosophy Ethics Business Education Economic Growth Management|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Shlomo Sher (2011). A Framework for Assessing Immorally Manipulative Marketing Tactics. Journal of Business Ethics 102 (1):97-118.
Thomas Boysen Anker, Klemens Kappel & Peter Sandøe (2010). The Liberating Power of Commercial Marketing. Journal of Business Ethics 93 (4):519 - 530.
Similar books and articles
Barbara J. Phillips (1997). In Defense of Advertising: A Social Perspective. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 16 (2):109-118.
Laurence Thomas (1983). Rationality and Moral Autonomy: An Essay in Moral Psychology. Synthese 57 (2):249 - 266.
Alfred R. Mele (1995). Autonomous Agents: From Self-Control to Autonomy. Oxford University Press.
Tony Stone & Martin Davies (1999). Autonomous Psychology and the Moderate Neuron Doctrine. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22 (5):849-850.
Robert L. Arrington (1982). Advertising and Behavior Control. Journal of Business Ethics 1 (1):3 - 12.
Andrew Sneddon (2001). Advertising and Deep Autonomy. Journal of Business Ethics 33 (1):15 - 28.
Helena Siipi & Susanne Uusitalo (2011). Consumer Autonomy and Availability of Genetically Modified Food. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 24 (2):147-163.
Roger Crisp (1987). Persuasive Advertising, Autonomy, and the Creation of Desire. Journal of Business Ethics 6 (5):413 - 418.
Anne Cunningham (2003). Autonomous Consumption: Buying Into the Ideology of Capitalism\011Anne Cunningham. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 48 (3):229-236.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads26 ( #79,354 of 1,692,449 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #78,120 of 1,692,449 )
How can I increase my downloads?