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The Challenges of Capitalism for Virtue Ethics and the Common Good

The Challenges of Capitalism for Virtue Ethics and the Common Good

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Edited by Kleio Akrivou and Alejo José G Sison

The evolution of modern capitalist society is increasingly being marked by an undeniable and consistent tension between pure economic and ethical ways of valuing and acting. This book is a collaborative and cross-disciplinary contribution that challenges the assumptions of capitalist business and society. It ultimately reflects on how to restore benevolence, collaboration, wisdom and various forms of virtuous deliberation amongst all those who take part in the common good, drawing inspiration from European history and continental philosophical traditions on virtue.

Chapter 6: Revisiting the common good of the firm

Alejo José G. Sison

Subjects: business and management, business ethics and trust, business leadership, corporate social responsibility

Abstract

The purpose of this chapter is to revisit a series of articles published between 2006 and 2014 on the common-good theory of the firm in light of references, commentaries and critiques. The chapter’s aim is to show how the ensuing discussion has helped to refine the notion, sharpening its limits, defining its contours and realizing its potential.

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