Archive for September, 2008

TUES: Business Ethics and Objectivism Lecture 1: Stakeholder Theory

WHEN:
TUESDAY, October 7, 2008 6:30 PM

TOPIC:
Business Ethics and Objectivism
Lecture 1: Stakeholder Theory
Audio CD of William Kline with ppt slides
Advanced Morning Course from the 2007 Summer Seminar
We will listen to the CD and discuss.

LEADER:
Jackie Hazelton

DESCRIPTION:
What is business ethics? The answer to this question may appear to change
with the issue under scrutiny. Ethics in Globalization, CEO pay, diversity,
wages, and the environment all seem to demand a case by case analysis. This
3-lecture course critically examines the two main theories of business ethics
Stakeholder theory and Stockholder theory and then offers an Objectivist
theory of business ethics as a superior alternative.

OUTLINE:
Stakeholder Theory
I. Description of Stakeholder Theory
A. Based on demographic conception of business
B. Fair representation of each stakeholder as highest moral goal.
II. Origins of Stakeholder Theory
A. Perceived problems with stakeholder theory and capitalism
B. Kant or Utilitarian theory
III. Problems
A. Replaces business decision making with political decision making
B. Lack of clear rights causes conflict

BIO:
William Kline is the president and co-founder of the Center for Liberty
Studies. This fall, he started as an assistant professor in Liberal Studies
at the University of Illinois, Springfield. Dr. Kline holds a PH.D. in
Philosophy from Bowling Green State University and was a professor at Molloy
College and Central Michigan University.

QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
(w) 480-693-4175 (h) 480-921-1156
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net
Jim Kirk
(e) JAMTKIRK_at_aol_dot_com

RSVP:
Reply to this message to AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net or
Call Jackie Hazelton at 480-921-1156

BRING:
Snacks or beverage to share or a monetary donation.

SAT: Flourishing: The New and Evolving Science of Happiness

WHEN:
SATURDAY, September 20, 2008 7:00 PM

TITLE:
Flourishing: The New and Evolving Science of Happiness
2008 The Atlas Society Summer Seminar Presentation by
Joe Duarte
We will listen to the CD.

ABSTRACT:
Ayn Rand described happiness as man’s highest moral purpose. This talk
outlines the state of happiness science. How is happiness defined and
measured? How do scientists treat the role of values? Duarte journeys
through all the recent major findings of happiness research–causes and
correlates of happiness, curtural differences, and philosophical
implications. Finally, does Objectivism make up happier? How do values
impact our well-being?

BIO:
Joe Duarte, a former member of Arizona Objectivists, is pursuing a doctorate
in Social Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His
research focuses on authentic happiness, mindfulness, and the sublime
positive emotions, and he will incorporate neuroscientific methods in
investigating these areas. Previously, Joe enjoyed a career in the software
industry as a quality expert. He holds a B.S. in Psychology from Arizona
State University, where he graduated summa cum laude in 2007.

QUESTIONS:
Jackie Hazelton
(w) 480-693-4175 (h) 480-921-1156
(e) AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net
Jim Kirk
(e) JAMTKIRK_at_aol_dot_com

RSVP:
Reply to this message to AZObjectivists_at_cox_dot_net or
Call Jackie Hazelton at 480-921-1156

BRING:
Snacks or beverage to share or a monetary donation.