David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Business Ethics 68 (3):347 - 361 (2006)
Due to the domain characteristics of business ethics, a contractarian theory for business ethics will need to be essentially different from the contract model as it is applied to other domains. Much of the current criticism of contractarian business ethics (CBE) can be traced back to autonomy, one of its three boundary conditions. After explaining why autonomy is so important, this article considers the notion carefully vis à vis the contracting partners in the contractarian approaches in business ethics. Autonomy is too demanding a condition for the realm of CBE. But a less stringent version of the contract may be possible, a version which uses the contract as a heuristic device, which merely requires moral responsibility. Furthermore, it is argued that views of (human) agency and the moral subject should be made explicit in such a theory.
|Keywords||Philosophy Quality of Life Research Management Economic Growth Ethics|
|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
Elizabeth Anderson (2000). Beyond Homo Economicus: New Developments in Theories of Social Norms. Philosophy and Public Affairs 29 (2):170–200.
Zygmunt Bauman (1993). Postmodern Ethics. Blackwell.
Thomas W. Dunfee (1991). Business Ethics and Extant Social Contracts. Business Ethics Quarterly 1 (1):23-51.
Michel Foucault (1977). Discipline and Punish. Vintage Books.
Iain Hampsher-Monk (1992). A History of Modern Political Thought: Major Political Thinkers From Hobbes to Marx. Oxford, Uk ;Blackwell.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Gjalt de Graaf (2006). The Autonomy of the Contracting Partners: An Argument for Heuristic Contractarian Business Ethics. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 68 (3):347-361.
Ben Wempe (2008). Four Design Criteria for Any Future Contractarian Theory of Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 81 (3):697 - 714.
Ben Wempe (2005). In Defense of a Self-Disciplined, Domain-Specific Social Contract Theory of Business Ethics. Business Ethics Quarterly 15 (1):113-135.
Thomas Donaldson (1995). Contractarian Business Ethics. Business Ethics Quarterly 5 (2):173-186.
Bill Shaw (1995). Virtue Ethics and Contractarianism. Business Ethics Quarterly 5 (2):297-312.
Pedro Francés-Gómez (2003). Some Difficulties in Sacconi's View About Corporate Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 42 (2):165 - 180.
Jerry M. Calton (2006). Social Contracting in a Pluralist Process of Moral Sense Making: A Dialogic Twist on the ISCT. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 68 (3):329 - 346.
Louke Wensveen Sikevanr (1989). Christ and Business: A Typology for Christian Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 8 (11).
Louke van Wensveen Siker (1989). Christ and Business: A Typology for Christian Business Ethics. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 8 (11):883 - 888.
Ben Wempe (2009). Extant Social Contracts and the Question of Business Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 88 (4):741 - 750.
Joanne B. Ciulla (2011). Is Business Ethics Getting Better? A Historical Perspective. Business Ethics Quarterly 21 (2):335-343.
Jukka Varelius (2008). Ethics Consultation and Autonomy. Science and Engineering Ethics 14 (1):65-76.
Edwin Hartman (1996). Contractarian Views and Applied Ethics. The Ruffin Series in Business Ethics:97-98.
Timothy L. Fort (2001). Ethics and Governance: Business as Mediating Institution. Oxford University Press.
Lorenzo Sacconi (2006). A Social Contract Account for CSR as an Extended Model of Corporate Governance (I): Rational Bargaining and Justification. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 68 (3):259 - 281.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2011-05-29
Total downloads2 ( #398,554 of 1,410,137 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #177,743 of 1,410,137 )
How can I increase my downloads?