Competition, Trust, and Cooperation

A Comparative Study

  • Yuichi Shionoya
  • Kiichiro Yagi
Conference proceedings

Part of the Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy book series (SEEP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Basic Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Yuichi Shionoya
      Pages 3-19
    3. Makoto Nishibe
      Pages 77-95
  3. Historical and Comparative Perspectives

  4. Modern Economic and Political Issues

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 245-252

About these proceedings


This book is the result of the first SEEP (Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy) conference that was held in Asia. Fist, the Western tradition is reinterpreted and restated by the two editors with their diversified perspective of virtue ethics and communicative ethics. Then, new approaches such as "critical realism", "reciprocal delivery", "evolutionary thought" and "cultural studies" are applied to understand ethical problems in economics. Further, in contrast to the reassessment of Scottish moral philosophy and German Romanticism, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean ethical thinking is examined under the modern perspective. This book does not miss the reflections on current problems around the penetration of corruption and the primacy of shareholders'value in the field of business.


Adam Smith Confucianism Economic Ethics Moral Recognition Sympathy Trust ethics

Editors and affiliations

  • Yuichi Shionoya
    • 1
  • Kiichiro Yagi
    • 2
  1. 1.Hitotsubashi UniversityTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Economics Graduate School of EconomicsKyoto UniversityYoshida-honmachi, Sakyo-ku KyotoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-63226-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56836-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-2707
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-2723
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