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  1. George Bragues (forthcoming). Business Is One Thing, Ethics Is Another: Revisiting Bernard Mandeville's" The Fable of the Bees". Business Ethics Quarterly.
  2. George Bragues (2013). Aristotelian Business Ethics: Core Concepts and Theoretical Foundations. In. In Christopher Luetege (ed.), Handbook of the Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics. Springer. 3--21.
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  3. George Bragues (2010). Profiting with Honor: Cicero's Vision of Leadership. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 97 (1):21 - 33.
    This article attempts to uncover the relevance of Cicero's thought to present-day management through an analysis of his last philosophical study, On Duties. Applying a methodology grounded in Socratic skepticism, Cicero synthesizes the Stoics and Aristotle to create his own moral theory. From this theory, we derive a Ciceronian set of recommended traits that make up a model business leader. Central to this model is the recognition that there are two lodestars in life, the beneficial and the honorable. The first (...)
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  4. George Bragues (2009). Adam Smith's Vision of the Ethical Manager. Journal of Business Ethics 90 (4):447 - 460.
    Smith's famous invocation of the invisible hand -according to which self-interest promotes the greater good — has popularly been seen as a fundamental challenge to business ethics, a field committed to the opposite premise that the public interest cannot be advanced unless economic egoism is restrained by a more socially conscious mindset, one that takes into account the legitimate needs of stakeholders and the reciprocity inherent in networked relationships. Adam Smith has been brought into the discipline to show that his (...)
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  5. George Bragues (2009). Memory and Morals in Memento : Hume at the Movies. Film-Philosophy 12 (2).
  6. George Bragues (2009). Prediction Markets: The Practical and Normative Possibilities for the Social Production of Knowledge. Episteme 6 (1):91-106.
    The quest to foretell the future is omnipresent in human affairs. A potential solution to this epistemological conundrum has emerged through mass collaboration. Motored by the Internet, prediction markets allow a multitude of individuals to assume a stake in a security whose value is tied to a future event. The resulting prices offer a continuously updated probability estimate of the event actually taking place. This paper gives a survey of prediction markets, their history, mechanics, uses, and theoretical foundation. We also (...)
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  7. George Bragues (2008). The Ancients Against the Moderns: Focusing on the Character of Corporate Leaders. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 78 (3):373 - 387.
    When a series of corporate scandals erupted soon after the collapse of the 1990s bull market in equities, policy makers and reformers chiefly responded by augmenting and refining the checks and balances surrounding publicly traded corporations. Through measures such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, securities regulations were intensified and corporate governance was tightened. In essence, reformers followed the tradition of modern political philosophy, developed in the 17th and 18th centuries, in its insistence that pro-social outcomes are best produced through (...)
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  8. George Bragues (2006). Seek the Good Life, Not Money: The Aristotelian Approach to Business Ethics. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 67 (4):341 - 357.
    Nothing is more common in moral debates than to invoke the names of great thinkers from the past. Business ethics is no exception. Yet insofar as business ethicists have tended to simply mine abstract formulas from the past, they have missed out on the potential intellectual gains in meticulously exploring the philosophic tradition. This paper seeks to rectify this shortcoming by advocating a close reading of the so-called “great books,” beginning the process by focusing on Aristotle. The Nichomachean Ethics and (...)
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  9. George Bragues (2005). Business is One Thing, Ethics is Another. Business Ethics Quarterly 15 (2):179-203.
    Recent corporate scandals raise an old question anew: is capitalism fundamentally infected by immorality? A now almost forgotten answer to this question was advanced at the dawn of capitalism, an answer that students of business ethics would find profit in considering. In the early eighteenth century, Bernard Mandeville authored The Fable of the Bees, which became notorious in its day for arguing that capitalism created wealth while necessarily relying on vicious impulses. The fundamental dilemma is that morality requires self-denial while (...)
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