Financial Crimes and Existential Philosophy

  • Michel Dion

Part of the Ethical Economy book series (SEEP)

About this book


The aim of this book is to deepen our understanding of financial crimes as phenomena. It uses concepts of existential philosophies that are relevant to dissecting the phenomenon of financial crimes. With the help of these concepts, the book makes clear what the impact of financial crimes is on the way a human being defines himself or the way he focuses on a given notion of humankind. The book unveils how the growth of financial crimes has contributed to the increase of the anthropological gap, and how the phenomenon of financial crimes now distorts the way we understand humankind. Using the existential philosophies of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Jaspers, Buber, Heidegger, Marcel, Tillich, and Sartre, the book sheds light on how these philosophies can help to better perceive and describe financial crimes. The book provides readers with existential principles that will help them be more efficient when they have to design and implement prevention strategies against corporate crime.


Bribery as Distorted Communication Buber’s Biew on Dialogue Corporate Moral Discourse about Financial Crimes Cyber-crime and Financial Crimes Existential philosophy and Financial Crime Fighting Against Financial Crimes Financial Crime and Philosophy Financial Crimes and Tillichian Courage Fraudulent Practices Gadamerian Perspective on Financial Crimes Gadamer’s Perspective on Prejudices Given Financial Crimes Heideggerian and Marcellian View on Technology Heidegger’s View on the Essence of Technology Informal Value Tranfer Systems Informal value transfer systems Jaspers and Buber about Communication Jaspers’ View on Truth and Communication Kierkegaard and the Ethical/Aesthetic Life Marcel’s View on Technology Money Laundering and The Frontiers of Good/Evil Nietzsche and Informal Value Transfer Systems Nietzsche’s Interpretation of Interpretation Preventing Financial Crimes-Enhancing Communicational Exchanges Prevention Strategies Against Financial Crimes The Ethical Challenge of Cybercrime The Nietzschean Way Beyond Nihilism The Nietzschean Will to Power The Tillichian « Courage to Be » Understanding and Preventing the Phenomenon of Financial Crimes inancial Crimes and the Challenge of Understanding

Authors and affiliations

  • Michel Dion
    • 1
  1. 1.Département de managementUniversité de Sherbrooke Faculté d'administrationSherbrookeCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7325-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7326-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-2707
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-2723
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