Moral Issues in Business 12e
ISBN-13: 9781111837426 / ISBN-10: 1111837422
This twelfth edition of MORAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS guides students in thinking deeply about important moral issues that frequently arise in business situations and helps them develop the reasoning and analytical skills to resolve those issues. Combining insightful and accessible textbook chapters by the authors, cases that highlight the real-world importance of key ethical concepts, and reading selections from the most influential voices in contemporary ethical debates, this book provides a comprehensive, flexible, and pedagogically proven course of study exploring the intersections of commerce and ethics. William H. Shaw and Vincent Barry offer a uniquely thorough and practical guide to help students understand the nature of morality, individual integrity and responsibility, economic justice, concepts of capitalism, and the role of corporations in our society (including their responsibilities to consumers and to the environment), and the real-life moral issues that arise in the workplace.
Part I: MORAL PHILOSOPHY AND BUSINESS.
1. The Nature of Morality.
2. Normative Theories of Ethics.
3. Justice and Economic Distribution.
Part II: AMERICAN BUSINESS AND ITS BASIS.
4. The Nature of Capitalism.
Part III: BUSINESS AND SOCIETY.
7. The Environment.
Part IV: THE ORGANIZATION AND THE PEOPLE IN IT.
8. The Workplace (1): Basic Issues.
9. The Workplace (2): Today's Challenges.
10. Moral Choices Facing Employees.
11. Job Discrimination.
"Moral Issues in Business, by Shaw and Barry, is a comprehensive, student-friendly introduction to the topics and ethical theories of business."
"The text is intriguing, current, and challenges the student intellect to a level that will allow great classroom interaction."
"This is my recommended book for anyone teaching an introductory Business Ethics text."
William H. Shaw
The author and editor of numerous books and articles in the areas of ethics and social and political philosophy, William H. Shaw obtained a Ph.D. in political philosophy from the London School of Economics and teaches philosophy at San Jose State University, where he served as chair of the department for eleven years. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Zimbabwe, the University of Hong Kong, and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He has two other books with Wadsworth, SOCIAL AND PERSONAL ETHICS and (with Vincent Barry) MORAL ISSUES IN BUSINESS.
Vincent Barry is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Bakersfield College, having taught there for thirty-four years as well as being a highly successful philosophy textbook author.