Business and Professional Ethics (PHIL*2600) | College of Arts

Business and Professional Ethics (PHIL*2600)

Code and section: PHIL*2600*01

Term: Winter 2020

Instructor: Andrew Wayne


In this course we look at ethical issues in business from a variety of philosophical perspectives. In the first section of the course we study the nature of morality, philosophical theories of ethics, and the relation between justice and the distribution of wealth. The second section of the course focuses on ethical issues relevant to corporations and the capitalist system. In the third part of the course we examine various ethical aspects of working, including civil liberties in the workplace, insider trading, whistleblowing, and employment equity.


Course outline