The Moral Responsibilities of Companies

The Moral Responsibilities of Companies

by C. Chapple


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The Moral Responsibilities of Companies is a philosophical analysis of the question of whether companies can be held morally responsible for the harms they create, and what implications such a view has on the moral position of employees and shareholders in these companies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137377975
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/06/2014
Series: Palgrave Studies in Ethics and Public Policy
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 243
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Chris Chapple isa Partner in BDO LLP, a worldwide professional services company.

Table of Contents

Preface 1. The Problem of Corporate Responsibility 2. The Object of Study: the Nature of the Company 3. The Emergence Account (i) - the Agent-choice Condition 4. The Emergence Account (ii) - causation and Control 5. The Emergence Account (iii) - Good Judgment 6. Developing an Alternative Account of Good Judgment 7. Understanding Collective Responsibility 8. Implications of the Emergence Account (i) – Rights and Punishment 9. Implications of the Emergence Account (ii) - Individual Moral Responsibility 10. Conclusions Notes Bibliography Index

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