By Mollie Painter-Morland, René ten Bos
Company ethics has principally been written from the point of view of analytical philosophy with little or no recognition paid to the paintings of continental philosophers. but even though only a few of those philosophers without delay talk about enterprise ethics, it truly is transparent that their rules have attention-grabbing purposes during this box. This cutting edge textbook exhibits how the paintings of continental philosophers - Deleuze and Guattari, Foucault, Levinas, Bauman, Derrida, Levinas, Nietzsche, Zizek, Jonas, Sartre, Heidegger, Latour, Nancy and Sloterdijk - promises clean insights right into a variety of varied matters in company ethics. themes coated contain employer, stakeholder thought, organizational tradition, organizational justice, ethical decision-making, management, whistle-blowing, company social accountability, globalization and sustainability. The ebook contains a variety of positive aspects designed to assist comprehension, together with a close thesaurus of keywords, textual content bins explaining key techniques, and quite a lot of examples from the area of industrial
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Their executives did seem to be driven more by the need to uphold the perception of profit-making capacity than with the creation of real commodity value. But even if one did believe that corporations are mere profit-generating machines with no value in and of themselves, they do have implications for real human beings. Within business ethics, there has recently been more acknowledgement of the interdependence between corporations and the individuals that are linked to them. So much so that the new mantra has become ‘sustainability’ – not just to guarantee the corporation as an ongoing financial concern, but also to ensure environmental and social sustainability.
Continental perspectives on structure and agency The current debates around corporate agency and individual moral agency within corporations display a number of assumptions that call for philosophical interrogation. In the first place, many theorists seem to assume that corporations, and the individuals that operate within them, have distinct identities that allow them to act as ‘agents’. In the case of corporations, their ‘identities’ are often described in terms of ‘organizational cultures’. In terms of individuals, much attention is paid to the fiduciary duties that executives have, and the development of their personal integrity through various kinds of ethics training sessions and awareness raising programmes.
18 The flow of this desire creates couplings. The reason for coupling in the Deleuzoguattarian scheme of things is related to sensory stimuli linked to the specific details of our embodied reality, like a lock of hair, a smell, a voice. The point of these couplings is that they are not related to identities or over-arching entities. They are not transcendental or hierarchical. For example, Deleuze and Guattari explain that children do not love their parents (the father, the mother), but that they become attached to specific details, like the breast, the eyes, the voice, or a moustache.
Business Ethics and Continental Philosophy by Mollie Painter-Morland, René ten Bos