Critical ethics, according to David Boje, require a restoration of moral philosophy as a core value to the theory and practice of business ethics. Managerial business ethics often lack an answerability that challenges systemicity, which produces inhumane "unethics." This essay supports answerability for the administered world of organization, power and politics. We join critical post-modern theorists in rejecting "managerialism" and the cultural industry. We advocate an ethics of responsibility that is drawn from moral philosophy and a free spirituality (by which we mean a trust in human potential, consciousness and human evolution). Just as ethics is often a grey area constantly being rethought, so too moral philosophy is being questioned and revised in post- modern theorizing. Disciplines relating to ethics are deconstructing the philosophical and ideological theories in order to move into the future. Critical theory is a work always and already partial in its progress. (Boje 2007) The assumptions of critical theory, as well as ethics and moral philosophy, therefore remain in a flow state. Each area of theory must function in a dialectical fashion - allowing for the unknown, the unseen and the unimaginable. Only in this state of mind can a truly creative co-mingling of unfinished ethics and evolving critical theory occur.
Whitty, Michael and Biberman, Jerry
"Critical Spirituality, Moral Philosophy, and Business Ethics,"
Journal of the North American Management Society: Vol. 2:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/jnams/vol2/iss2/5