The Internal Morality of Contracting: Redeeming the Contractualist Endeavor in Business Ethics
AbstractIntegrative Social Contracts Theory (ISCT) is arguably the most promising theory of business ethics to date, but it is often criticized for its inability to produce substantive norms. Rather than abandoning the contractualist endeavor in business ethics altogether, we undertake to redeem it by exploring the internal morality of contracting. We demonstrate that substantive norms for guiding and constraining business conduct can be produced without relying on sources of normality that are external to the contractualist framework.
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