Order Ethics: An Ethical Framework for the Social Market Economy

  • Christoph Luetge
  • Nikil Mukerji

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Theoretical Foundations of Order Ethics—Fundamentals

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christoph Luetge
      Pages 3-17
    3. Karl Homann
      Pages 37-54
  3. Theoretical Foundations of Order Ethics—The Economic and Social Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Martin Leschke
      Pages 57-66
    3. Hannes Rusch, Matthias Uhl
      Pages 67-78
    4. Michael von Grundherr
      Pages 79-92
    5. Nikil Mukerji, Christoph Schumacher
      Pages 93-107
  4. Theoretical Foundations of Order Ethics—The Philosophical Background of Order Ethics

  5. Problems of Business Ethics from an Order Ethics Perspective

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 363-366

About this book


This book examines the theoretical foundations of order ethics and discusses business ethics problems from an order ethics perspective. Order ethics focuses on the social order and the institutional environment in which individuals interact. It is a well-established paradigm in European business ethics.  The book contains articles written by leading experts in the field and provides both a concise introduction to order ethics and short summary articles homing in on specific aspects of the order-ethical paradigm.  It presents contributions describing fundamental concepts, historical roots, and the economic, social, and philosophical background of the theory. The second part of the handbook focuses on the theory's application in business, society, and politics, casting new light on an array of topics that loom large in contemporary ethical discourse.​



Business Ethics Economic Ethics Economics Ethics Game Theory Order Ethics based on Contractualism

Editors and affiliations

  • Christoph Luetge
    • 1
  • Nikil Mukerji
    • 2
  1. 1.Peter Löscher Chair of Business EthTechnische Universität MünchenMunichGermany
  2. 2.MünchenGermany

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