Economics and Ethics

THE INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ETHICS, Hugh LaFollette, ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2013

16 Pages Posted: 31 Mar 2012

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Daniel Moseley

The University of North Carolina

Geoffrey Brennan

Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS)

Date Written: March 30, 2012

Abstract

We identify three points of intersection between economics and ethics: the ethics of economics, ethics in economics and ethics out of economics. These points of intersection reveal three types of conversation between economists and moral philosophers that have produced, and may continue to produce, fruitful exchange between the disciplines.

Keywords: benevolence, business ethics, contractualism, deontology, exploitation, globalization, Immanuel Kant, libertarianism, moral judgments, natural law, preferences, prioritarianism, professional ethics, John Rawls, Adam Smith, utilitarianism, virtue ethics

Suggested Citation

Moseley, Daniel D. and Brennan, Geoffrey, Economics and Ethics (March 30, 2012). THE INTERNATIONAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ETHICS, Hugh LaFollette, ed., Wiley-Blackwell, 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2031631

Daniel D. Moseley (Contact Author)

The University of North Carolina ( email )

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Chapel Hill, NC NC 27514
United States

Geoffrey Brennan

Australian National University (ANU) - Research School of Social Sciences (RSSS) ( email )

Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 0200
Australia

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