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    The Ubuntu Challenge to Business: From Stakeholders to Relationholders.Minka Woermann & Schalk Engelbrecht - 2019 - Journal of Business Ethics 157 (1):27-44.
    This paper addresses whether, and to what extent, the African ethic of Ubuntu can contribute to ethical thinking in general and provide an alternative to stakeholder theory specifically. The conception of Ubuntu that is employed to further the analysis is Thaddeus Metz’s Ubuntu principle of right action, which focuses on promoting harmonious social relations premised on a shared identity and solidarity amongst people. This principle is used to develop an Ubuntu heuristic for organisational decision-making, which serves as the basis for (...)
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    The Ethics of Complexity and the Complexity of Ethics.Minka Woermann - 2012 - South African Journal of Philosophy 31 (2):447-463.
    In this paper, we investigate the implications that a general view of complexity - i.e. the view that complex phenomena are irreducible - hold for our understanding of ethics. In this view, ethics should be conceived of as constitutive of knowledge and identity, rather than as a normative system that dictates right action. Using this understanding, we elaborate on the ethics of complexity and the complexity of ethics. Whilst the former concerns the nature and the status of our modelling choices, (...)
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    The Ethics of Complexity and the Complexity of Ethics.Paul Cilliers & Minka Woermann - 2016 - In PaulHG Cilliers (ed.), Critical Complexity: Collected Essays. De Gruyter. pp. 265-284.
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    Review of the Second Annual Ethics SA Conference: An Investigation of the State of Ethics in South Africa. [REVIEW]Minka Woermann - 2012 - African Journal of Business Ethics 6 (1):88.
    This review article documents the insights presented by the panel of speakers at the second annual Ethics SA conference, hosted in May 2012. The content pertains to the state of ethics in South Africa, with specific focus on the public, private, and educational sectors. A key finding that emerged from the various contributions is that ethics in South Africa is currently in a dire state, and that this is largely attributable to the apartheid legacy, and to current high levels of (...)
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    In Corporations We Trust? A Critique of Contractarian- Based Corporate Social Responsibility Models.Minka Woermann - 2011 - African Journal of Business Ethics 5 (1):26.
    This paper presents a philosophical critique of contractarian-based corporate social responsibility models. Specifically, attention is given to Freeman's (and Philips's) justification for voluntary agreements between corporations and their stakeholders. The critique is conducted at the hand of the claim that the social contract is a helpful tool for circumscribing the obligations of contracting parties, and that these derived obligations form a trust relation between the contracting parties. By analysing the logic of these relations, an argument is developed for why the (...)
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    From Inequality to Equality: Evaluating Normative Justifications for Affirmative Action as Racial Redress.Susan Hall & Minka Woermann - 2014 - African Journal of Business Ethics 8 (2).
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    Moral Imperatives for an Immanent World: An Investigation of the Pragmatist, Deconstructive and Ante-Philosophical Positions.Minka Woermann - 2013 - South African Journal of Philosophy 32 (3):275-284.
    In this paper, I argue that an implication of the so-called ‘death of metaphysics’ is the imbrication of the normative and descriptive understandings of morality. This imbrication gives rise to a paradox, which amounts to the desire to refute both a priori moral justifications, and ‘the tyranny of the real’ or the socialisation and relativisation of our moral assertions and positions. I investigate three responses to this paradox, namely the pragmatic response, Jacques Derrida’s deconstructive response, and the ante-philosophical response, which (...)
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    Introduction.Minka Woermann & Rika Preiser - 2016 - In PaulHG Cilliers (ed.), Critical Complexity: Collected Essays. De Gruyter. pp. 1-20.
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  9. Of Article They Are All Lies. Even Mother Theresa Did It for Herself….Johan Hattingh & Minka Woermann - forthcoming - African Journal of Business Ethics.
     
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