A philosophical ethical perspective of management that focuses on the three great traditions in ethical philosophy – virtue ethics, Kantian ethics, and utilitarianism. It presents Socrates, Aristotle, Plato, Aquinas, Bentham, Mill, Sidgwick, Moore, Hume, Hobbes, Intuitionism, Subjectivism, Moral Egoism, Relativism, Nihilism and modern ethics from Nietzsche, Singer's Animal Rights and Global Ethics, Adorno's virtue ethics, Habermas' communicative ethics, and Kohlberg's stages of moral development.
The book combines Hegel's Sittlichkeit with Habermas' Communicative Ethics to develop a set of ethical principles for management and concludes with a practical proposal to introduce Company Ethics Councils based on ten rules that reflect Hegelian ethics and Habermas' communicative ethics.
Palgrave Macmillan; July 2010
- ISBN: 9780230281776
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- Title: Critical Management Ethics
- Author: Thomas Klikauer
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
About The Author
THOMAS KLIKAUER, subsequent to MAs from USA and Germany and a PhD (Warwick University, UK) teaches at University of Western Sydney, Australia. Research into car and shipping industry (25 articles) led to two books on Communication, and Management at Work (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007) and Management Communication: Communicative Ethics and Action (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008) as well as the current interest in ethics at work and management.