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Abend, Gabriel
The Moral Background [electronic resource] : An Inquiry into the History of Business Ethics / Gabriel Abend
Princeton : Princeton University Press 2014
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 Electronic Book  HF5387 .A177 2014    AVAIL. VIA WEB
Subject(s) Business ethics -- History
Physical Description 1 online resource
Source of Description Description based on print version record
Summary In recent years, many disciplines have become interested in the scientific study of morality. However, a conceptual framework for this work is still lacking. In The Moral Background, Gabriel Abend develops just such a framework and uses it to investigate the history of business ethics in the United States from the 1850s to the 1930s. According to Abend, morality consists of three levels: moral and immoral behavior, or the behavioral level; moral understandings and norms, or the normative level; and the moral background, which includes what moral concepts exist in a society, what moral metho

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