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dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Denys
dc.contributor.otherQueen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Theses (Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.))en
dc.date2015-10-08 16:12:45.001en
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-09T20:21:20Z
dc.date.available2015-10-09T20:21:20Z
dc.date.issued2015-10-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/13795
dc.descriptionThesis (Master, Philosophy) -- Queen's University, 2015-10-08 16:12:45.001en
dc.description.abstractContemporary business ethics asks the question: what moral responsibilities do actors in a market economy have? Specifically, what obligations do corporate managers have? In this paper I consider a new method for answering these questions, Joseph Heath’s market failure model of business ethics. On this view, the market is a staged competition that is normatively justifiable through its tendency to promote Pareto efficiency. Since the market is justified by Pareto efficiency, competitive behaviour in the market should be constrained by a set of rules that is consistent with the pursuit of Pareto efficiency. Treating business as a competition is philosophically justified, I argue, both in the sense that it satisfies the conditions of a game, or at least a game­like activity, and in the sense that the deontic weakening that competition brings with it is justified in the market. I consider one case in more detail, to demonstrate the value of the approach. Within the business competition, I argue, lobbying is an impermissible, though conditionally excusable strategy. This is because lobbying routinely produces market failures, and indeed is often pursued precisely with that goal.en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
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dc.subjectPhilosophyen_US
dc.subjectEthicsen_US
dc.subjectApplied Ethicsen_US
dc.subjectBusiness Ethicsen_US
dc.titleMarkets, Games, and Lobbyingen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeMasteren
dc.contributor.supervisorSismondo, Sergioen
dc.contributor.departmentPhilosophyen


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