The idea of a contractarian business ethics

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This chapter discusses two major approaches to business ethics which rest on the foundation of social contract theory: The contractualist position of Integrative Social Contracts Theory (ISCT) and the contractarian position of Order Ethics. Both are summarized and analyzed critically. It turns out that Order Ethics might remedy some defects of ISCT.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of the Philosophical Foundations of Business Ethics
PublisherSpringer Netherlands
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9789400714946
ISBN (Print)9789400714939
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2013


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