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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.Paul Cilliers & Minka Woermann - 2016 - In PaulHG Cilliers (ed.), Critical Complexity: Collected Essays. De Gruyter. pp. 265-284.
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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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    Ethnic and racial valorisations in Nigeria and South Africa: How ubuntu may harm or help.Minka Woermann & John S. Sanni - 2020 - South African Journal of Philosophy 39 (3):296-307.
    Diversity is a fact of the social world; however, it can also be a problem if it leads to the valorisation of ethnic or racial identities. The social structures that inform the problems that arise from differences are based on historical, geographical, social, political, and economic stratifications; as well as on thought paradigms that either explicitly or implicitly promote the proliferation of binaries between “us and them”. We argue that an uncritical uptake of the African philosophy of ubuntu may inadvertently (...)
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    On the (im)possibility of business ethics: critical complexity, deconstruction, and implications for understanding the ethics of business.Minka Woermann - 2013 - London: Springer.
    Corporations, and the environments in which they operate, are complex, with changing multiple dimensions, and an inherent capacity to evolve qualitatively. A central premise of this study is that a postmodern reading of ethics represents an expression of, and an engagement with, the ethical complexities that define the business landscape. In particular, the deconstructive philosophy of Jacques Derrida offers a non-trivial reading of a complex notion of ethics, and thereby helps us to develop the skills necessary to critique and intervene (...)
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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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  7. 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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  8. Business ethics in Africa.Minka Woermann - 2018 - In Eugene Heath, Byron Kaldis & Alexei M. Marcoux (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Business Ethics. Routledge.
     
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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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    In corporations we trust? A critique of contractarian- based corporate social responsibility models.Minka Woermann - 2011 - African Journal of Business Ethics 5 (1):26.
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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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    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.
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