Ethics and Social Responsibility:Asian and Western Perspective

 
9780071088398: Ethics and Social Responsibility:Asian and Western Perspective

Aristotle asked how one should live one s life. This question is more relevant to us today than it was several millennia ago because the decisions of leaders and other people can have widespread effects not only on the jobs, health and wealth of billions of human beings, but also on the environment.
Every major decision made in business, government and society is fundamentally an ethical one with widespread social responsibility implications. Whether it is the global sale of worthless financial derivatives, the adulteration of milk and infant formula with toxic material or the abuse of technology leading to invasion of privacy, the disregard of ethical principles has resulted in the degradation of the quality of life and dehumanization of the individual.
Written by seven faculty members of the School of Law at the Singapore Management University (SMU), Ethics and Social Responsibility draws upon the scholarship and history of the West and also presents lessons, examples and situations that are relevant to Asia. Originally conceived as a textbook for SMU students reading Ethics and Social Responsibility as a university core curriculum course, the book balances judiciously between theory and practice to allow readers to apply their theoretical understanding of concepts to real-world scenarios. In addition, open-ended questions are included to provoke deeper reflection and discussion, while illustrations and case studies highlight ethical concepts and their applications.

The writers expertly capture the sense of dynamism of ethics and social responsibility and sensitize readers to deal with these issues in the real world.

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Gary Chan is Associate Professor of Law at the School of Law, SMU. He served as Associate Dean (Teaching and Curriculum) of the School of Law from 2007 2009. Prior to joining academia, Gary Chan served as a corporate lawyer in a Singapore law firm, as an in-house legal counsel, and was also appointed a judicial officer of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He obtained his LLB from NUS, LLM from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, MA in Southeast Asian Studies from NUS, and a BA (Philosophy) from the University of London. He is currently an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and an Attorney and Counselor-at-law (New York). Gary Chan has published widely in various books and law journals as well as in the Journal of Business Ethics. He currently teaches Ethics and Social Responsibility, Tort Law, Legal System, Method and Analysis and Business Law at SMU.
George Shenoy is Practice Associate Professor of Law in the School of Law, SMU. He holds a PhD from the University of London. George Shenoy has taught law since 1970 to both law and business students. Since 2003, apart from law subjects, he has taught Ethics and Social Responsibility at SMU. He has also edited books and contributed book chapters and journal articles.

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