Title

On the Nature of “Good” Goods and the Ethical Role of Marketing

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

19 p.

Publication Date

Winter 2016

Publisher

Philosophy Documentation Center

Source Publication

Journal of Catholic Social Thought

Source ISSN

1548-0712

Abstract

The purpose of this essay is to elaborate on an important section of a document titled, Vocation of the Business Leader, published by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. Subtitled “A Reflection,” this document is an 87 paragraph, 13,000 word (in English) statement about the ideals of business leadership as inspired by Christian values and ethics. It was sponsored by Peter K.A. Cardinal Turkson and Bishop Mario Toso in consultation with assorted educators, theologians, economists, and philosophers. The document developed from reflections and discussions on Pope Benedict XVI’s social encyclical Caritas in Veritate, particularly a seminar organized by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace in February 2011. As such, it extends Caritas in Veritate, especially with regard to economics and business.

Comments

Journal of Catholic Social Thought, Vol. 13, No. 1 (Winter 2016): 63-81. DOI.