Aristotle's Ethics: A Viable System for Today's Life and Business
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Aristotle's ethics, business ethics, Eudaimonia, happiness, virtue, virtue ethics
This dissertation investigates the viability of Aristotle's ethics as applied to contemporary life in general, and business management in particular. The process begins with the consideration of Aristotle's practical science and the refutation of the alleged metaphysical presuppositions of Aristotle's ethics. Next, I show the unique perspective Aristotle offers that is lacking in modern ethical systems. Here, the argument is for a non-moral `ought'. I then analyze the basic arguments Aristotle used to develop the outline of his eudaemonism. The dissertation concludes with several arguments for the viability of Aristotle's system in creating a business ethics for today.
Stover, J. (2013). Aristotle's Ethics: A Viable System for Today's Life and Business (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1498