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A Scientific Approach to Ethics

Developing Greater Respect for Ethics in Business and Society

  • Maxim Storchevoy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 143-147

About this book

Introduction

This book suggests that normative ethics should be developed as a social science, and that this will improve its reputation in business and society. Storchevoy defines four criteria of a good scientific method (clear definitions, correct logic, empirical verification, accurate measurement) and demonstrates how normative ethics can make use of them. He provides a historical review of the methodological evolution of normative ethics and outlines how it was moving in a nonlinear way towards this scientific development by the 16th century. A Scientific Approach to Ethics challenges the reputation of ethics among many within business and business schools as unscientific and argues that it can come to be seen as a scientific discipline able to reveal universal moral truth.

Keywords

history of ethics applied ethics business ethics morality management normative ethics rational choice contractarianism virtue ethics meta-ethics scientific method

Authors and affiliations

  • Maxim Storchevoy
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  1. 1.Graduate School of ManagementSt. Petersburg UniversityRussia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69113-8
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-69112-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-69113-8
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