Business Ethics Quarterly 3 (2):131-151 (1993)

Organization ethics praxis is theory and method of appropriate action for addressing ethics issues and developing ethical organizations. The perspective of praxis (theory and method of action) is important and different from the perspectives of theoria (theory of understanding), epistemology (ways of knowing), and ontology (ways of being/existing). Praxis is the least developed area within the field of organization ethics. Differences between theoria and praxis are considered within the context of Kohlberg-Gilligan developmental ethics where part of the controversy may be unnecessary due to Kohlberg’s concentrating on epistemology and theoria, but not praxis; and, Gilligan’s considering aspects of praxis with epistemology and theoria. Differences between epistemology and praxis perspectives are considered in the contexts of two cases: Socratic “double-Ioop” action-Iearning conversations the night before the Challenger explosion; and, “triple-Ioop” action-Iearning in a cross-cultural Boston-Indonesia child worker safety, acid-washed jeans case
Keywords Applied Philosophy  Business and Professional Ethics  Social Science
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DOI 10.2307/3857368
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