Green, Ronald M.
July 1993
Business Ethics Quarterly;Jul93, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p219
Academic Journal
This paper contends that work in business ethics participates in two key aspects of the broad philosophical and aesthetic movement known as postmodernism. First, like postmodernists generally, business ethicists reject the "grand narratives" of historical and conceptual justification, especially the narratives embodied in Marxism and Milton Friedman's vision of unfettered capitalism. Second, both in the methods and content of their work, business ethicists share postmodernism's "de-centering" of perspective and discovery of "otherness," "difference" and marginality as valid modes of approach to experience and moral decision. Question: "What do you get when you cross a deconstructionist with a mafioso?" Answer: "An offer you can't understand."


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