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By W. Michael Hoffman, Robert E. Frederick, Mark S. Schwartz

The 5th version of enterprise Ethics addresses present, interesting, usually advanced concerns in company morality via fifty three readings and 30 pertinent case experiences. Now considerably up to date, it contains new major articles, comparable present instances, and mini-cases in line with MBA pupil dilemmas. * Addresses a wide diversity of the most up-tp-date, interesting, usually advanced matters and situations in company morality * offers neutral, point-counterpoint displays of alternative views at the most crucial and hugely contended problems with enterprise ethics * up to date and critical case experiences are incorporated to augment pupil studying * Now includes mini-cases in response to genuine MBA scholar dilemmas * every one writer has great adventure in instructing, writing, and engaging in study within the box

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On the other, exactly which “others” are being so used? The other people who submitted a bid on the contract? But these people presumably did not submit the bid for themselves; rather, they 28 ge ne ral introduction were acting for a corporation.

It looks as if the only way an individual could answer them is to have complete knowledge of his or her future. But this is impossible. And since individuals cannot be ethically required to do what is impossible, ethical egoism is unacceptable unless there is some way to show that it imposes no such requirement. But how might it be shown? One method sometimes attempted is to further analyze the concept of happiness. Granted that we all want to be happy, just what is it to be happy anyway? A traditional answer is that people are happy when they experience pleasure, and unhappy when they experience pain.

Thus, it is in each person’s interests to follow the commands while he or she is alive. And since persons are judged as individuals, each person is well advised to look after his or her own interests. Given the existence of such a God, ethical egoism is the only reasonable ethical viewpoint. There are two main problems with this argument. First, it works only if there is a God who metes out rewards and punishments as described. Not everyone is convinced of this. However, granting there is such a God, say, the God of the New Testament, the second problem concerns the commands God issues.

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