Material Detail

"Ethics and Economy: After Levinas" icon

Ethics and Economy: After Levinas

"While today many express astonishment at ‘ethical scandals’ in business, in this important new book Dag G. Aasland asks why, in capitalist economies, such scandals are not more common or even the norm. Taking his lead from the ethical philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, this book proposes a thoroughgoing reconsideration of the meaning of ethics and economy. This elegantly written text offers a clear statement of the importance of a Levinasian ethics of the Other for thinking through and beyond the limits and persistence of economic rationality. This book invites readers to step beyond the enclosure of business ethics and takes us beyond ‘business as usual’ but also beyond ‘ethics as usual’.  This free textbook can be downloaded in its entirety as a pdf file, or purchased.



  • User Rating
  • Comments
  • Learning Exercises
  • Bookmark Collections
  • Course ePortfolios
  • Accessibility Info

More about this material


Disciplines with similar materials as Ethics and Economy: After Levinas


Log in to participate in the discussions or sign up if you are not already a MERLOT member.