Understanding the Role of Moral Principles in Business Ethics: A Kantian Perspective

@article{Smith2011UnderstandingTR,
  title={Understanding the Role of Moral Principles in Business Ethics: A Kantian Perspective},
  author={J. Smith and W. Dubbink},
  journal={Business Ethics Quarterly},
  year={2011},
  volume={21},
  pages={205 - 231}
}
  • J. Smith, W. Dubbink
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science, Medicine, Sociology
  • Business Ethics Quarterly
ABSTRACT: Does effective moral judgment in business ethics rely upon the identification of a suitable set of moral principles? We address this question by examining a number of criticisms of the role that principles can play in moral judgment. Critics claim that reliance on principles requires moral agents to abstract themselves from actual circumstances, relationships and personal commitments in answering moral questions. This is said to enforce an artificial uniformity in moral judgment. We… Expand
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