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By Peter Koslowski (auth.), Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Peter Koslowski (eds.)

The techniques to financial ethics and enterprise ethics in Continental Europe and people in the USA express huge ameliorations but in addition a shared curiosity in turning enterprise ethics right into a topic correct and necessary for company perform in addition to for the philosophical debate on ethics. the amount collects unique essays at the significant ways to financial ethics and company ethics in Germany, the united states, and Europe. It offers the reader with a complete assessment concerning the dialogue on sleek monetary ethics and enterprise ethics. It introduces the German ways to fiscal ethics and to company ethics to the English-speaking audience.

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And ULRICH (1997, pp. ). 11 44 INTEGRATIVE ECONOMIC ETHICS economic interest of (maximum) self-interest or profit, and this means that business ethics stops critical reflection before these decisive "private" purposes! But the strict maximising of any end is on no account a legitimate goal, since by definition it makes the consideration of all conflicting values or aspects literally impossible - and with that the primacy of morality over self-interest. This does not mean that economic interests do not count morally, but they only count as claims which have to be proved and justified; interests cannot serve as the criteria of ethical justification themselves.

But again: what exactly are the normative preconditions, which justify a market solution of any problem of social coordination or conflict regulation? If business ethics stops critical reflection facing this core problem, it falls into a symptomatic self-contradiction: On the one hand, it is presupposed that the empirically "given" market conditions stand beyond the scope of ethical reflection. Thus the market conditions have to be conceived as "ethics-free" facts. On the other hand, the "market principle" is given normative meaning since it is supposed that market solutions are ethically right as long as market failure does not exist.

V. Voting and Representation There is still a considerable gulf from the identification of a range of mechanisms that can be studied within the broader motivational and dispositional framework proposed here, to the more practical issues involved in the appraisal and design of workable political institutions. In this section I want to sketch out a particular line of argument that uses this framework to provide a discussion of the most basic and commonplace institutional arrangement of representative democracy: the election of representatives 15 .

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