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

Business & Professional Ethics (PHIL*2600)

Code and section: PHIL*2600*01

Term: Winter 2021

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.

This course will be conducted remotely and meet synchronously during scheduled class time.

Course Outline

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.