Rasmussen, David M.
July 1993
Business Ethics Quarterly;Jul93, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p271
Academic Journal
"Business Ethics and Postmodernism: A Response" considers the contribution of Ronald Green, David Schmidt, Clarence Walton, Ron Duska, and Richard Neilsen to a special issue of Business Ethics Quarterly entitled "Business Ethics and Postmodernism." This essay poses a fundamental question: to what extent can a position which characterizes itself as postmodern be ethical? The paper argues on philosophical grounds that the debate between modernity and postmodernity is a debate over the very possibility of an ethic. The paper concludes that although Jacque Derrida has made the most convincing argument for an ethic within postmodernity, it remains skeptical because such an argument simply presupposes assumptions which owe their origin to modernity.


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