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    Corporations and Justice
    with Robert C. Hughes
    Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2019.
    For the past half century, there has been a large controversy within academic business ethics, in legal scholarship, and in the larger public about the role that corporations should have in addressing social injustices. Do corporations have a moral obligation to conduct business in a way that reduces poverty, racial inequality, other unjust economic and social inequalities, and unjust threats to the environment? Or should for-profit corporations focus on making money and leave solutions of these…Read more
  •  45
    New Directions in Legal Scholarship: Implications for Business Ethics Research, Theory, and Practice
    with John Hasnas and Robert Prentice
    Business Ethics Quarterly 20 (3): 503-531. 2010.
    Legal scholars and business ethicists are interested in many of the same core issues regarding human and firm behavior. The vast amount of legal research being generated by nearly 10,000 law school and business law scholars will inevitably influence business ethics research. This paper describes some of the recent trends in legal scholarship and explores its implications for three significant aspects of business ethics research—methodology, theory, and policy.
  •  59
    Mass torts and moral principles
    Law and Philosophy 11 (4). 1992.
    This paper examines moral problems that arise when assigning liability in causally problematic mass exposure tort cases. It examines the relevance of different conceptions of corrective justice for such assignments of liability. It explores an analogy between the expressive role of punishment and the expressive role of tort, and argues that the imposition of liability in causally problematic mass exposure cases can be justified by appeal to expressive considerations.
  •  82
    Pairwise comparison and numbers skepticism
    with Nien-hê Hsieh and David Wasserman
    Utilitas 19 (4): 487-504. 2007.
    In this article, we defend pairwise comparison as a method to resolve conflicting claims from different people that cannot be jointly satisfied because of a scarcity of resources. We consider Michael Otsuka's recent challenge that pairwise comparison leads to intransitive choices for the (someone who believes the numbers should not count in forced choices among lives) and Frances Kamm's responses to Otsuka's challenge. We argue that Kamm's responses do not succeed, but that the threat they are d…Read more
  •  18
    Deception and trust
    In Clancy Martin (ed.), The Philosophy of Deception, Oxford University Press. pp. 139. 2009.
  •  16
    What to Do with Corporate Wealth
    Journal of Political Philosophy 25 (1): 108-126. 2017.
  •  50
    On the Ethics of Deception in Negotiation
    Business Ethics Quarterly 5 (4): 805-822. 1995.
  •  79
    The numbers problem
    with Nien-hê Hsieh and And David Wasserman
    Philosophy and Public Affairs 34 (4). 2006.
  •  1
    The moral problem in insider trading
    In George G. Brenkert & Tom L. Beauchamp (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Business Ethics, Oxford University Press. 2010.
  •  62
    Deception Unraveled
    Journal of Philosophy 102 (9): 458-473. 2005.
  •  56
    Can a Nonconsequentialist Count Lives?
    Philosophy and Public Affairs 31 (1): 71-94. 2003.
  •  41
    Respectful Lying
    Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 19 (4): 961-972. 2016.
    I argue that there are instances in which lying to an innocent and generally competent person respects her autonomy, contrary to arguments by Christine Korsgaard and Onora O’Neill. These authors say that respect for a person’s autonomy requires treating her in a way consistent with the possibility of consent, but I contend that the possibility of consent condition is unworkable. I maintain that lying can respect individual autonomy when being truthful to a person undermines her choices and lying…Read more
  •  26
    The Numbers Problem
    with Nien-hê Hsieh, Alan Strudler, and David Wasserman
    Philosophy and Public Affairs 34 (4): 352-372. 2006.
  •  24
    The problem of mass torts
    Law and Philosophy 16 (1): 101-105. 1997.
    No Abstract
  •  1
    Insider Trading: A Moral Problem
    Philosophy and Public Policy Quarterly 29 (3/4): 12-16. 2009.
    It turns out to be more difficult than one might think to identify the central moral wrong at the heart of this much publicized and vilified crime
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    The Distinctive Wrong in Lying
    Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 13 (2): 171-179. 2010.
    In this essay I will argue, as does Bernard Williams, that lying and misleading are both commonly wrong because they involve an aim to breach a trust. I will also argue, contrary to Williams, that lying and misleading threaten trust differently, and that when they are wrong, they are wrong differently. Indeed, lying may be wrong when misleading is not.
  •  12
    Workplace Civility: A Confucian Approach
    Business Ethics Quarterly 22 (3): 557-577. 2012.
    We argue that Confucianism makes a fundamental contribution to understanding why civility is necessary for a morally decent workplace. We begin by reviewing some limits that traditional moral theories face in analyzing issues of civility. We then seek to establish a Confucian alternative. We develop the Confucian idea that even in business, humans may be sacred when they observe rituals culturally determined to express particular ceremonial significance. We conclude that managers and workers sho…Read more
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    What to Do with Corporate Wealth
    Journal of Political Philosophy 24 (4). 2016.