Course description: Of the endeavors that have contributed to the quality of human life, business ranks with science, art, and education. Yet like all human endeavors — especially innovative endeavors — business raises its share of ethical questions. We discuss crucial theoretical issues such as the debates over egoism and altruism and capitalism and socialism; competing accounts of rights, justice, profits, and competition; and the nature of employer-employee and business-consumer relations. We discuss the practical applications of the issues through numerous real-life case studies.
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