A Scientific Approach to Ethics: Developing Greater Respect for Ethics in Business and Society

Максим Анатольевич Сторчевой

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Abstract

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.
Translated title of the contributionНаучный подход к этике: как повысить уважение к этике у бизнеса и общества
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Number of pages147
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-69113-8
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-69112-1
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy

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