Three General Theories of Ethics and the Integrative Role of Integrity Theory

52 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2011

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Muel Kaptein

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)

Johan F. Wempe

VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Date Written: October 7, 2011

Abstract

This paper consists of a discussion of the three general theories of ethics, on the one hand as a framework for “solving” ethical dilemmas and on the other, as a stepping-stone, for the ethical analysis and evaluation of behavior and practices. We conclude this paper with an exposition of the Integrity Approach that integrates consequentialist, deontological, and virtue ethics.

Keywords: ethics, integrity

JEL Classification: D10, M14

Suggested Citation

Kaptein, Muel and Wempe, Johan F., Three General Theories of Ethics and the Integrative Role of Integrity Theory (October 7, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1940393 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1940393

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Johan F. Wempe

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