The East and the West

  • Ananda Das Gupta
Part of the India Studies in Business and Economics book series (ISBE)


Indian moral system has a metaphysical basis. In the West, ethics is autonomous and it does not need to have a metaphysical or religious foundation. It is a social affair and therefore the ought-questions of morality are to be decided simply on social and rational considerations.


Business Ethic Moral Agent World Country Contract Theory Rational Choice Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ananda Das Gupta
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  1. 1.Jnana Bharathi CampusIndian Institute of Plantation ManagementBangaloreIndia

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