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Wealth, Commerce and Philosophy: Foundational Thinkers and Business Ethics

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2018.03.25 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Eugene Heath and Byron Kaldis (eds.), Wealth, Commerce and Philosophy: Foundational Thinkers and Business Ethics, University of Chicago Press, 2017, 437 pp., $45.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780226443850. Reviewed by Jeffrey Moriarty, Bentley University The purpose of this book is to show how the insights of historically important philosophers (construed broadly) can illuminate issues in business ethics (also construed broadly). It is a welcome addition to the literature: it calls our attention to many ideas and arguments that are underappreciated in, or absent from, current discussions. But it is uneven: some chapters are outstanding, others less so. The book also covers some views better than others. There is more argument in favor of the pursuit of wealth than against it; there is more argument in favor of free markets than against them. For this reason, readers interested in the historical sources of "pro" views. . .

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