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Capitalism Beyond Mutuality?: Perspectives Integrating Philosophy and Social Science

Subramanian Rangan


Our quest for prosperity has produced great output but not always great outcomes. The list of concerns is growing and familiar. Fundamentally, when it comes to well-being, fairness, and the scope of our humanity, the modern economic system still leaves much to be desired. In turn, trust in business and the liberal market system (aka “capitalism”) has been declining and regulation has been rising. A variety of forces—civic, economic, and intellectual—have been probing for better alternatives. The contributions in this volume, coauthored by eminent philosophers, social scientists, and a handful ... More

Keywords: capitalism, mutuality, morality, progress, philosophy, outcomes, fairness, well-being, expanded humanity, economic paradigm

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198825067
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198825067.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Subramanian Rangan, editor
Professor of Strategy and Management, INSEAD

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Chapter 1 Introduction

Subramanian Rangan

Part I The Paradigm Problem

Chapter 2 Thinking about the World

John W. Meyer and Mathias Risse

Chapter 3 A Dialogue Between Business and Philosophy

Bertrand Collomb and Susan Neiman

Chapter 5 The Forest of Reasons

Kwame Anthony Appiah

Part II The Agency Problem

Chapter 8 As You Like It

David Autor and Philip Kitcher

Chapter 9 Purpose-Driven Business for Sustainable Performance and Progress

Ebba Abdon Hansmeyer, Ramón Mendiola, Jim Hagemann Snabe

Part III The Effectiveness Problem

Chapter 12 Corporations in the Economy of Esteem

Robert Frank and Philip Pettit

Chapter 13 New Prospects for Organizational Democracy?

Julie Battilana, Michael Fuerstein, and Mike Lee

Chapter 14 Philanthropy and Income Inequality

Elizabeth Anderson, Ing-Haw Cheng, and Harrison Hong

Chapter 15 Recognizing and Embracing Our Shared Humanity

Valerie Tiberius and James P. Walsh

Chapter 16 The Government’s Catalytic Role in Driving Societal Progress

Rabih Abouchakra, Mona Hammami, and Jim Hagemann Snabe