Integrating personalism into virtue-based business ethics: The personalist and the common good principles [Book Review]

Journal of Business Ethics 88 (1):227 - 244 (2009)
Abstract
Some virtue ethicists are reluctant to consider principles and standards in business ethics. However, this is problematic. This paper argues that realistic Personalism can be integrated into virtue-based business ethics, giving it a more complete base. More specifically, two principles are proposed: the Personalist Principle (PP) and the Common Good Principle (CGP). The PP includes the Golden Rule and makes explicit the duty of respect, benevolence, and care for people, emphasizing human dignity and the innate rights of every human being. The CGP entails cooperation to promote conditions which enhance the opportunity for the human flourishing of all people within a community. Both principles have practical implications for business ethics
Keywords Common Good Principle  Golden Rule  human dignity  Personalism  Personalist Principle  virtue ethics
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Antonio Argandoña (1998). The Stakeholder Theory and the Common Good. Journal of Business Ethics 17 (9-10):1093-1102.
Tom Buford (2006). Persons in the Tradition of Boston Personalism. Journal of Speculative Philosophy 20 (3):214-218.

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