Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Ética empresarial republicana: la aportación de la ética del diálogo de la Escuela de Erlangen

José Felix Lozano Aguilar

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The main purpose of this paper is to present the proposals of the Erlangen School for a republican conception of business ethics, which has become a key reference lo the European context. Republican business ethics, based on the constructivism of the Erlangen School and the discourse ethics of the Frankfurt School, began to take shape at eighties in Germany and defines the company as “an institution with public responsibilities and duties”. Throughout this article 1 will attempt to present a solid and coherent conception of business ethics, from both the theoretical and the practical points of view. Republican business ethics is capable of integrating ethical claims with organizational aspects, it comes close to praxis and it is systematic.

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