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Author: Kevin Kinghorn

Plato’s Insights on Beauty/Goodness as a Key to Employee Loyalty

If Plato was correct that beauty and goodness are indispensable ideals—and Christians can readily adopt this point into their understanding that we are created in God’s good and beautiful image—then this has big implications as to how humans flourish and find life satisfaction. And this includes their jobs in the workplace.

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Business Ethics and Aristotle’s Idea of a “We-Self”

I know the phrase “we-self” may seem odd. But there’s not a better term for the idea that Aristotle introduced many years ago. What Aristotle saw is how, within healthy and deep relationships, other people’s joys can become our own joys; and other people’s sorrows can become our own sorrows.

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The Church as Some Kind of Employment Center?

It’s imperative that churches in general, when they minister to people in their neighborhoods, do so from a position of economic empowerment. But does this mean that the Church is supposed to be some kind of employment center? Well, maybe it does.

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Is a Desire for More Things Always Bad?

Not all our consumerist desires are bad. Some seem to be morally neutral—like a desire for a particular color shirt, given that one needs to wear a shirt. Other consumerist desires are actually good to have. So how do I know if a desire I have for some consumer item is good, or bad, or morally neutral?

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What’s the Best Rule of Thumb for Ethical Business Decision-Making?

We all need general rules of thumb to help us navigate daily decision-making. A thorough cost-benefit analysis isn’t possible for the dozens of morally relevant decisions we may face in the course of a day. But if we inevitably must rely on some rule of thumb—say, in our commercial interactions with others—what should that rule of thumb be?

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