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Living with the dragon : thinking and acting ethically in a world of unintended consequences

Author: Daryl Koehn
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is intended as a supplementary text to any environmental ethics, business ethics, or business and society course and may also be used in a philosophy class studying unintended consequences. This book takes its title from J.R. Tolkien's admonition, "It does not do to leave a live dragon out of your calculations, if you live near him." The author argues that unintended consequences are a kind of live dragon  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daryl Koehn
ISBN: 9780415874977 0415874971 9780415874960 0415874963 9780203859872 0203859871
OCLC Number: 456551220
Description: x, 171 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Preliminary definitions and distinctions --
Causes of unintended consequences --
The challenges unintended consequences pose for standard moral frameworks --
Possible ethical remedies.
Responsibility: Daryl Koehn.

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Presents a systematic and comprehensive approach to the under-explored subject of unintended consequences. This title focuses on the inherent unpredictability of human action as a major cause of such  Read more...

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"... Replete with examples, this book would be a good supplementary text in business or environmental ethics or a business and society course" - T.R. Gillespie, Northwest University, CHOICE (July Read more...

 
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