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Business Ethics

Reflections from a Platonic Point of View

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Sherwin Klein

Sherwin Klein's book is markedly different from standard business ethics texts. Since he discusses business ethics from a Platonic point of view, he takes a value-based and virtue-based interdisciplinary position rather than the more usual one that emphasizes the use of modern ethical theories (deontological and/or teleological) to solve specific moral problems. His approach to business ethic stresses the development of good character rather than the moral evaluation of actions. He believes that if our actions follow from our character, character concerns are more central to ethics than actions. Dr. Klein's book, therefore, remedies a basic deficiency of many business ethics texts - a neglect of character analysis.