Contemporary Reflections on Business Ethics by Ronald F. Duska

By Ronald F. Duska

Ronald F. Duska, who begun his profession as a thinker, has, during the last 30 years, tested himself as one of many best students within the box of industrial ethics. long ago decade, he has targeting ethics within the monetary providers due to his association with the yankee university in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, an establishment that makes a speciality of teaching monetary prone pros. This association provides Duska average interplay with manufacturers, managers, and most sensible executives within the monetary providers undefined. This publication incorporates a choice of the articles Duska has written through the years on ethics, enterprise ethics, educating ethics, supplier idea, postmodernism, worker rights, and ethics in accounting and the monetary providers undefined. The articles replicate Duska’s underlying philosophical issues and their program to the real-world demanding situations of practitioners—an overarching strategy that will be known as an Aristotelian commonsense method of moral choice making.

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A corporation is a legal person empowered by law to do things that affect others. Recent business ethicists have argued that, if this is the case, it is necessary to view businesses as persons. That means that businesses, through their owners or their managers, enter into relationships with individuals and groups, relationships that carry responsibilities with them. Philosophers like Edward Freeman have called these constituencies that businesses relate to stakeholders, because they have a stake in the business’ behavior and success or failure.

CPCUs should obey all laws and regulations and should avoid any conduct or activity that would cause unjust harm to others. ● CPCUs should be diligent in the performance of their occupational duties and should continually strive to improve the functioning of the insurance mechanism. ● CPCUs should assist in maintaining and raising professional standards in the insurance business. ● CPCUs should strive to establish and maintain dignified and honorable relationships with those whom they serve, with fellow insurance practitioners, and with members of other professions.

Let’s look at two examples: first, getting an education, and second, abusing cocaine. Presumably getting an education is beneficial to oneself, because it fulfills one in any number of ways. Secondly, it is presumed in this society that the more people who are educated, the better off the society will be. Thus, if you get an education, not only will you benefit, but society will also benefit. If in getting the education you need not violate any commitments and no one is unfairly deprived because you are getting an education—for example, you are not using up someone else’s spot, or you are not going to college while your younger sibling is staying home and working to help you through college—then the action does not violate fairness and commitments.

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