Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Colloquium Talk on Business Ethics: UPDATE

The Philosophy Department, in conjunction with the AU Philosophy Club and Phi Sigma Tau
proudly sponsor the following presentation:

“Business Ethics: Can Aristotle Help Us?”

Dr. James Stover
Wheeling Jesuit University,WV
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
4 pm
Schar Ronk Lecture Hall

This talk is an attempt at a sort of fusion of horizons with regards to ethics.  It asks two questions: First, is Aristotle’s ethics a viable system for a person living in the 21st century?  Second, is Aristotle relevant for today’s business ethics?  This second question became especially poignant at the beginning of this millennium with such debacles as Enron, Arthur Anderson, and WorldCom.  Moreover, these debacles were trumped by the recent financial scandals of Lehman brothers, Countrywide Financial, AIG, and others, associated with the financial meltdown of 2008 and 2009.  Are there ancient answers to these modern questions?  More specifically, what can Aristotle who lived over twenty-three hundred years ago, contribute to how we live our lives and operate our businesses today?

Dr. Stover is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Wheeling Jesuit University.  He specializes in the areas of philosophical ethics, ancient philosophy, and business ethics.

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