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Chapter 3imageWhy Organizational Ethics?55

The fault of methodological hierarchies is not unlike the fault of political and social ones: they lead to a distortion of vision with a consequent misdirection of effort.

—JOHN RAWLS56

The reasons Aristotle gave for saying that politics is the culmination of ethics are today reasons for saying that business ethics is the culmination of ethics.

—EDWIN HARTMAN57

Organizations need an ethics of their own, distinct from both political theory and moral philosophy.a I am not the first to discern something distinctive about organizations, something that calls for a distinct moral framework.58 However, theories ...

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