Aesthetics and Business Ethics

  • Daryl Koehn
  • Dawn Elm

Part of the Issues in Business Ethics book series (IBET, volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Daryl Koehn, Dawn Elm
    Pages 1-5
  3. The Need for Reform

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. John Dobson
      Pages 9-21
    3. Christopher M. Michaelson
      Pages 37-50
  4. Initiating Reform

  5. Reform in the Classroom

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Craig Dunn, Rich Brown
      Pages 103-125
  6. Reform for More Enriched Lives

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 149-159

About this book


Ludwig Wittgenstein famously said, “Ethics is aesthetics.” It is unclear what such a claim might mean and whether it is true. This book explores contentious issues arising at the interface of ethics and aesthetics. The contributions reflect on the status of aesthetic en ethical judgments, the relation of aesthetic beauty and ethical goodness and art and character development. The book further considers the potential role art could play in ethical analysis and in the classroom and explores in what respects aesthetics and ethics might be intertwined and even mutually supportive.


Aesthetic Beauty and Ethical Good Aesthetic Beauty and Ethical Goodness Aesthetic and Ethical Judgments Art and Character Development Daniel N. Robinson David Hume Differences in Ethical and Aesthetic Values Does Ethical Good have an Aesthetic dimension Ethics and Aesthetics Ethics is Aesthetics Immanuel Kant Importance of Developing Good Character John Dobson John Ruskin Ludwig Wittgenstein Plato Potential role of art in ethical analysis Relations between Aesthetics

Editors and affiliations

  • Daryl Koehn
    • 1
  • Dawn Elm
    • 2
  1. 1.Ethics and Business LawUniversity of St. Thomas, Opus College of BusinessSt. PaulUSA
  2. 2.Ethics and Business LawUniversity of St. Thomas, Opus College of BusinessSt. PaulUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7069-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7070-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-6733
  • About this book