Finance Ethics: The Rationality of Virtue

Finance Ethics: The Rationality of Virtue

by John Dobson

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Finance Ethics is not just a moral critique of the finance paradigm, arguing that self-interested profit making must be constrained by ethics. Rather, it is a critique from within that paradigm, in which truth becomes a rational mechanism to enforce contracts, and virtuous behavior is shown to make the most business sense.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780847684014
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 03/27/1997
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.18(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

John Dobson is associate professor of finance at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Part I: Within the Finance Paradigm: The Finance Paradox Chapter 2 A Contractual Problem Chapter 3 Is Reputation Enough? Part 4 Part II: Challenging the Finance Paradigm Chapter 5 Towards Reconciling Ethics and Finance Chapter 6 Ethics in Financial Practice Chapter 7 Some International Implications Part 8 Part III: Beyond the Finance Paradigm Chapter 9 Which Rationality? Practical Rationality Chapter 10 Some Gender Implications Chapter 11 Toward a New Finance Paradigm Chapter 12 Notes Chapter 13 Bibliography Chapter 14 Index

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