David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
MANY thinkers deny the possibility of businessmen having responsibilities or ethical obligations. A businessman has no alternative, in view of the competition of the market-place, to do anything other than buy at the cheapest and sell at the dearest price he can. In any case, it would be irrational-if, indeed, it were possible-not to do so. Admittedly, there is a framework of law within which he has to operate, but that is all, and so long as he keeps the law he is free to maximise his profits without being constrained by any moral or social considerations, or any further sense of responsibility for what he does.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|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
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Joseph Millum (2008). How Do We Acquire Parental Responsibilities? Social Theory and Practice 34 (1):71-93.
Richard J. Klonoski (1986). The Moral Responsibilities of Stockholders. Journal of Business Ethics 5 (5):385 - 390.
Robin Attfield (2009). Non-Reciprocal Responsibilities and the Banquet of the Kingdom. Journal of Global Ethics 5 (1):33 – 42.
Donald Grunewald & Philip Baron (2004). Plum Valley Hospital: A Critical Governance Matter. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 52 (3):297-302.
Donald Grunewald & Philip Baron (2004). Plum Valley Hospital: A Critical Governance Matter Instructor's Note. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 52 (3):303-309.
Joseph Gerard Brennan (1985). Thomas Mann and the Business Ethic. Journal of Business Ethics 4 (5):401 - 407.
Richard T. De George (1982). The Moral Responsibility of the Hospital. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 7 (1):87-100.
Paul S. Voakes (2000). Rights, Wrongs, and Responsibilities: Law and Ethics in the Newsroom. Journal of Mass Media Ethics 15 (1):29 – 42.
S. Ramakrishna Velamuri & Nicholas Dew (2010). Evolutionary Processes, Moral Luck, and the Ethical Responsibilities of the Manager. Journal of Business Ethics 91 (1):113 - 126.
The Responsibilities of A. Businessman 15 (2003). J. R. Lucas. In William H. Shaw (ed.), Ethics at Work: Basic Readings in Business Ethics. Oxford University Press
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads41 ( #81,917 of 1,726,249 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #147,227 of 1,726,249 )
How can I increase my downloads?