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The Executive's Compass: Business and the Good Society

James O'Toole

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096446
eISBN:
9780199854875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096446.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This book uses political philosophy to examine the role of the corporation in our culture and its place in creating The Good Society. This book aims to provide business leaders with a practical ... More


Capitalism Versus Socialism: An Analytical Perspective

N. Scott Arnold

in The Philosophy and Economics of Market Socialism: A Critical Study

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195088274
eISBN:
9780199853014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088274.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter begins by giving a definition of the terms capitalist economic system and socialist economic system. The former is defined using the concept of a free enterprise system, a system where ... More


Democracy: Wellspring of the Good Society

James ƠToole

in The Executive's Compass: Business and the Good Society

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096446
eISBN:
9780199854875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096446.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter discusses the trade-offs necessary between the four ideas discussed in the previous chapters: liberty, equality, efficiency, and community. Of particular importance are the liberty ... More


Moral‐Aesthetic Judgments of Artifacts

Yuriko Saito

in Everyday Aesthetics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199278350
eISBN:
9780191707001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278350.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Our aesthetic judgments in everyday life are often intertwined with moral judgments, such as personal appearance, condition of one's possessions, and environmental eyesores. We also make ... More


Thrift and Thriving in America: Capitalism and Moral Order from the Puritans to the Present

Joshua Yates and James Davison Hunter (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199769063
eISBN:
9780199896851
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769063.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

This book is about the seminal importance of thrift to American culture and history. Underpinning the diversity of disciplinary perspectives presented in this volume are two overarching claims. ... More


Why We Disagree

James ƠToole

in The Executive's Compass: Business and the Good Society

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195096446
eISBN:
9780199854875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195096446.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management

This chapter opens with the problem of how, with the advent of modern democracy, no executive decision ever satisfies everyone. It also discusses the concept of the good society as one that is ... More


Introduction

Fred Dallmayr

in In Search of the Good Life: A Pedogogy for Troubled Times

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124575
eISBN:
9780813134994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124575.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter discusses an alternative conception that is traceable to Athens and Jerusalem and which stands in stark opposition to the modern glorification of sovereign power, totalizing ideologies, ... More


Other Options for Market Socialism?

N. Scott Arnold

in The Philosophy and Economics of Market Socialism: A Critical Study

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195088274
eISBN:
9780199853014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088274.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The problem posed by this chapter is whether or not there are other market socialist systems that do not face the difficulties found in the last two chapters. The first suggestion of the chapter is ... More


Prophesies of Godlessness: Predictions of America's Iminent Secularization from the Puritans to Postmodernity

Charles T Mathewes and Christopher McKnight Nichols (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195342536
eISBN:
9780199867042
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195342536.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book explores the surprisingly similar expectations of religious and moral change voiced by major American thinkers from the time of the Puritans to modern times. These predictions of ... More


Exploitation in a Market Socialist Economy II

N. Scott Arnold

in The Philosophy and Economics of Market Socialism: A Critical Study

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195088274
eISBN:
9780199853014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195088274.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the opportunities for exploitation in a large cooperative setting. Ideally, other than in terms of sheer size, the differences between large cooperatives and smaller ... More


Building Better Societies: Promoting Social Justice in a World Falling Apart

Rowland Atkinson, Lisa Mckenzie, and Simon Winlow (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447332022
eISBN:
9781447332060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332022.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

What would it take to make society better? For the majority, conditions are getting worse and this will continue unless strong action is taken. This book offers a wide range of expert opinions ... More


The Moral Order

Mike Berry

in The Affluent Society Revisited

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686506
eISBN:
9780191766374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686506.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

This chapter reflects on the overarching ethical stance implicit in The Affluent Society, and further developed in Galbraith’s last book, The Good Society. His position is compared to the theory of ... More


Moral Cultivation, Filial Piety, and the Good Society in Classical Confucian Philosophy

Erin M. Cline

in Families of Virtue: Confucian and Western Views on Childhood Development

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171557
eISBN:
9780231539043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171557.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter serves as an introduction into the early Confucian notions about parent–child relationships, early childhood, and moral cultivation. It examines the close relationship between these ... More


Policy and ‘the good society’

David Phillips

in Policy reconsidered: Meanings, politics and practices

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861349132
eISBN:
9781447302995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861349132.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Over the past decades, there has been a fierce debate among politicians and policy makers about what constitutes ‘the good society’. Among the visions of the so-called good society include: an ... More


Dwelling in the Way: (Chu dao 處道)

in Shizi: China's First Syncretist

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159067
eISBN:
9780231504171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159067.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the ruler “dwelling in the Way” by setting a good example for his people. It almost goes without saying that a good ruler will “dwell in the Way,” but the central theme of ... More


Infants, Children, and Early Confucian Moral Cultivation

Erin M. Cline

in Families of Virtue: Confucian and Western Views on Childhood Development

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231171557
eISBN:
9780231539043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171557.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter delves deeper into what early Confucian thinkers have to say about moral cultivation during childhood, especially in the earliest years of a child's life and youth. It presents three ... More


Education, Justice, and Democracy

Rob Reich and Danielle Allen (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226012629
eISBN:
9780226012933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226012933.001.0001
Subject:
Education, Philosophy and Theory of Education

Education is a contested topic, and not just politically. For years scholars have approached it from two different points of view: one empirical, focused on explanations for student and school ... More


Realizing American Ethics

Albert Borgmann

in Real American Ethics: Taking Responsibility for Our Country

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226066349
eISBN:
9780226066356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226066356.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter argues that in order to discover the common and compelling vision of the good life and the good society that has beckoned and eluded us, we need to realize what ethics demands of us, in ... More


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