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DayDateSectionTopicRequired readingQuestion Poser(s)Warm-upExtra resources
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JULY
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M1Analytic tools
Introduction/Business ethics/Arguments and justificationSyllabus, Norman "Nuts and Bolts" chapter 1. NoneSelection from Norman "Business Ethics" in International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Vaughn Ch.2 "How to read an argument"
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T2Market successesBoatright chapter 2 pp 22-32None
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M8Market failures/collective actionSalvatore: Theory of the FirmNone
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T9Case StudiesVarious cases(1) Pulp Nonfiction (2) Turing Pharmaceuticals.
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TH11Various cases(1) "Follow Dubious Orders or Speak Up". (2) "Apple: Privacy vs Safety, A and B"
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M15TheoriesGolden rule, rights-based approaches (1) Maxwell: There's no such thing as business ethics; Ch.2 "Why this rule is golden"; (2) Rachels and Rachels on Kantian Ethics and Absolute Rules: pp 125-139This week in business ethics (TWIBE)Crash course: Kant and Categorical Imperative.
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T16Consequentialism/Virtue ethicsVaughn: Beginning ethics, Ch 2 - Virtue ethics; Rachels and Rachels, Elements of Moral Philosophy ch. 8 - The Debate over UtilitarianismBusiness ethics in personal history (BEPH) Crash Course: Utilitarianism. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a739VjqdSI&list=PLa_ZSYFNmJvvtaPCcfY-xQljsJDyhMtWe&index=6&t=30s Crash course: Aristotle and Virtue Theory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-a739VjqdSI&list=PLa_ZSYFNmJvvtaPCcfY-xQljsJDyhMtWe&index=6&t=30s
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TH18Stockholder theory/Stakeholder theory
Milton Friedman: "The social responsibility of business is to increase its profits"; Edward Freeman: "Business is About Purpose" (TED talk)
Business ethics in arts and culture (BEAC)Miles : Stakeholder Theory Classfication. Norman: Stakeholder Theory
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M22The Market Failures approach (MFA)Joseph Heath: "When Sun Tzu met the Stakeholder". TWIBE
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T23Beyond the MFAJeffrey Smith: "Corporate Responsibility and the plurality of market aims" Personal history
Wayne Norman: Business Ethics as Self-Regulation
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TH25Business and societyCan we hold firms morally responsible? Phillip Petit: "The conversable, responsible corporation". Eric Orts: Introduction (pg 1-3 of PDF only) Arts and culture
Orts: introduction (rest of document)
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M29Can we hold firms morally responsible? Amy Sepinwall: "Blame, emotion and the corporation"TWIBE
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T30Discrimination in employmentBeauchamp - Affirmative ActionPersonal history
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TH1Essay ClinicNoneArts and culture
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M5NO CLASS
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T6Should we limit what can be traded? Debra Satz: Why some things should not be for sale: chapter: "Noxious Markets" TWIBE
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TH8Should we limit what can be traded? Brennan and Jaworski: Markets Without Limits ch 16,17,18Personal history
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Ethical consumerism.
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