PHL 218 - Markets and Morals

This course is designed to provide an introduction to several key concepts in moral philosophy as it relates to business and markets. What is the relationship between business and ethics? Do we have obligations to others in our role as employees or consumers? Do corporations have moral agency? Which economic systems are just? Such questions are considered in terms of the moral concepts in virtue ethics, utilitarianism, deontology, and social contract theory. Through evaluation of those concepts, including agency, integrity, self-interest, and obligation, special emphasis will be placed on our role and responsibilities within a global economy.
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