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Overcoming principles: dialogue in business ethics

Van Hooft, Stan 2001, Overcoming principles: dialogue in business ethics, Teaching business ethics, vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 89-106, doi: 10.1023/A:1026583811845.

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Title Overcoming principles: dialogue in business ethics
Author(s) Van Hooft, Stan
Journal name Teaching business ethics
Volume number 5
Issue number 1
Start page 89
End page 106
Publisher Springer Netherlands
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2001-02
ISSN 1382-6891
1573-1944
Keyword(s) case studies
decision making
deduction
moral theory
real case dialogue
virtue
Summary Basing itself upon a virtue-ethics approach, this paper questions the value of syllogistic or deductive approaches to teaching business ethics and to the modelling of the kinds of judgments that executives are asked to make in situations of moral complexity. It urges that the teaching of ethical theories, of ethical principles, and of logical methods of moral thinking, and the use of hypothetical or historical scenarios, be augmented by the method of `Real Case Dialogue' which more nearly models the eal and intense existential realities of ethical decision making. A brief description of such a dialogue is offered so aslo provide an example.

Language eng
DOI 10.1023/A:1026583811845
Field of Research 220102 Business Ethics
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2001, Kluwer Academic Publishers
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001160

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Social Inquiry
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