Is business ethics a false premise? (Pt. 1)

Mon, Nov 06

Guest Speaker: Dr. Chris Hedlin

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As most of you know, Dr. Hedlin teaches in and helps direct the Sheedy Program, with her primary role being to design courses in which students can discern not only what they want to do with their lives but also why they want to do it.

Today, Dr. Hedlin will guide you through Herman Melville's intriguing and perplexing short story "Bartleby, the Scrivener" as she asks you to consider whether "business ethics" is a fundamentally misguided endeavor.


Read This:

Unless otherwise noted, access readings on the course's Perusall page via Canvas.

  1. Alasdair MacIntyre, selections from "The Irrelevance of Ethics" (2015)
  2. Herman Melville, "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" (1853)