David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Business Ethics Quarterly 10 (2):497-521 (2000)
This article suggests that there are individual differences in how people define important moral values, and that these differences are made manifest in differences in the situations. It identifies five dimensions along which individuals can differ in their understandings of values: 1) value category (where the value lies in the hierarchy), 2) agent (how voluntary the action is and whether it is morally required of the agent), 3) object (how close the self is to the object of the action; whether the action offends God) 4) effect (whether the effect of the action is to harm or help), and 5) intention (whether the intention of the action is to harm or help). It then addresses four important values entailing moral dimensions: respect for life, respect for property, honest communication, and respect for religion. The article suggests that empirical research, classroom teaching, and business practice can be strengthened by considering these dimensions
|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
Dawn R. Elm & Tara J. Radin (2012). Ethical Decision Making: Special or No Different? [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 107 (3):313-329.
Chris Perryer & Brenda Scott-Ladd (2014). Deceit, Misuse and Favours: Understanding and Measuring Attitudes to Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 121 (1):123-134.
Ding-Yu Jiang, Yi-Chen Lin & Lin-Chin Lin (2011). Business Moral Values of Supervisors and Subordinates and Their Effect on Employee Effectiveness. Journal of Business Ethics 100 (2):239 - 252.
Similar books and articles
Elizabeth D. Scott (2002). Organizational Moral Values. Business Ethics Quarterly 12 (1):33-56.
Paul C. Nystrom (1990). Differences in Moral Values Between Corporations. Journal of Business Ethics 9 (12):971 - 979.
Julie Tannenbaum (2007). Emotional Expressions of Moral Value. Philosophical Studies 132 (1):43 - 57.
Neil C. Herndon, John P. Fraedrich & Quey-Jen Yeh (2001). An Investigation of Moral Values and the Ethical Content of the Corporate Culture: Taiwanese Versus U.S. Sales People. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 30 (1):73 - 85.
John F. Horty (2003). Reasoning with Moral Conflicts. Noûs 37 (4):557–605.
Gary Watson (1975). Free Agency. Journal of Philosophy 72 (April):205-20.
Andrew Jaspers (2007). Intentio and Praeter Intentionem in the Constitution of the Moral Object in Thomas Aquinas. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 81:149-159.
Gerald Collier (1997). Learning Moral Commitment in Higher Education? Journal of Moral Education 26 (1):73-83.
John W. Hennessey & Bernard Gert (1985). Moral Rules and Moral Ideals: A Useful Distinction in Business and Professional Practice. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 4 (2):105 - 115.
Einar Aadland (2010). Values in Professional Practice: Towards a Critical Reflective Methodology. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 97 (3):461-472.
Hugh McCann (1995). Intention and Motivational Strength. Journal of Philosophical Research 20:571-583.
Mark S. Schwartz (2005). Universal Moral Values for Corporate Codes of Ethics. Journal of Business Ethics 59 (1-2):27 - 44.
Mordecai Nisan (1988). The Child as a Philosopher of Values: Development of a Distinct Perception of Values in Childhood. Journal of Moral Education 17 (3):172-182.
Kurt Gray & Daniel M. Wegner (2011). Dimensions of Moral Emotions. Emotion Review 3 (3):258-260.
Added to index2011-12-01
Total downloads3 ( #273,092 of 1,096,482 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #139,663 of 1,096,482 )
How can I increase my downloads?