Is There Anything Special or Unique about Business Ethics?


  • Bruce Anderson St. Mary's University


business ethics and economics, Bernard Lonergan


My aim is to indicate that Bernard Lonergan's work in economics can be used to argue that there is a special or unique dimension of business ethics. To be more specific, in order to be an ethical business person it is not sufficient to be a "virtuous" person. Ethics in business calls for a clear view on how an economy works and is working, and it calls for intelligent actions in light of such knowledge.

Author Biography

Bruce Anderson, St. Mary's University

Bruce Anderson teaches business law at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. His research and writing have focused on legal reasoning, Lonergan's work in economics, and more recently, visual art and law.