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New on Our Bookshelf: “The Bad Faith in the Free Market; The Radical Promise of Existential Freedom”

New on Our Bookshelf: “The Bad Faith in the Free Market; The Radical Promise of Existential Freedom”

About this book: “The Bad Faith in the Free Market argues that market freedom holds back the potential for the achievement of radical existential freedom and reveals the continued philosophical relevance of existentialism for analyzing and concretely challenging the current neoliberal status quo as well as capitalism generally.” Or see all the books on the shelf

2019 PPE Society Meeting (call for papers)

2019 PPE Society Meeting (call for papers)

We are planning our THIRD stand-alone PPE Society Meeting for March 28 – March 30, 2019 in New Orleans. With that event in mind we are now doing a CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS. Please submit your proposals by August 15, 2018.

New on Our Bookshelf: “Radical Markets; Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society”

New on Our Bookshelf: “Radical Markets; Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society”

About this book: “Many blame today’s economic inequality, stagnation, and political instability on the free market. The solution is to rein in the market, right? Radical Markets turns this thinking – and pretty much all conventional thinking about markets, both for and against – on its head. The book reveals bold new ways to organize markets for the good of everyone.” Or see all the books on the shelf

6 PhD positions in Business Ethics

6 PhD positions in Business Ethics

The Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics has available 6 PhD positions in Business Ethics (and other closely connected topics, such as ethics and economics), starting in September/October 2018. All successful application will be endowed with a scholarship for three years. Deadline for application: 25 March 2018.

Reinventing Capitalism – Business Ethics and its Contribution to the “Doux Commmerce (Call for Papers)

Reinventing Capitalism – Business Ethics and its Contribution to the “Doux Commmerce (Call for Papers)

“The “Doux Commerce” thesis states that the capitalist spirit and the drive to efficiency and profit will eventually contribute to peace, justice and morality. This is valid if competitors perceive markets as contributing to mutual benefit. At the same time, rather recent phenomena tend to change market conditions. Business ethics needs to reflect these developments in the economy as well as their consequences for businesses, societies and individuals.

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