Teaching Business Ethics

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 113–136 | Cite as

On seeking first to understand

  • Jonathan B. King


There are fundamental differences between seeking-to-solve and seeking-to-understand. We are strongly biased toward seeking-to-solve on a number of dimensions. As a result, we are increasingly at risk in a world that is becoming increasingly complex and fast paced. We therefore need to understand these biases so that we can defend ourselves -- we need to develop (moral) concepts and methods of inquiry that transcend our dominant and pervasive analytical presuppositions.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan B. King
    • 1
  1. 1.College of BusinessOregon State UniversityU.S.A.

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