Business usually involves exchanging goods and services for payment. This definition implies at least two parties are involved in the exchange. According to this week’s lecture by Larry Ruddell, the covenant relationship referenced in the Bible between Abraham and God serves as a basis for the Christian worldview of business ethics. God initiated the covenant and made a promise. The covenant was sealed with a sign. Ruddell states, these Christian worldview ethics flow from relationship. (Ruddell 2004). This paper will compare The Christian worldview for business ethics with both this author’s worldview and the humanist worldview.
Personal worldview comparison The Christian worldview for business ethics has a foundation of trusting in …show more content…
There is a proposition that truth evolves. The challenge of business ethics without any absolute truths includes the principle of fairness. An evolving standard of right and wrong falls to the dictates of society. In a global business market the movement of norms for right and wrong may not be similar in pace. The powerful could take
advantage of people who lack the knowledge of shifting ethical standards. If everyone gets to decide for themselves what is right and wrong based on personal evolution of thought it seem there is really no right and no wrong. In contrast the Christian worldview for business ethics supports a goal that all parties are to be treated fairly.
Another dilemma may exist when there is a conflict regarding what is good between the various sciences. What if economists and astrophysicists hold differing bias in preparing for the future? One may see benefit in the earth’s population declining rapidly due to an asteroid collision. The other may see benefit from protecting the current population levels. Without an absolute standard are both are right within their fields?