The students know the most important macro-sociological and philosophical theories on the position of the organization in modern society. The students understand how these theories lead to the question about 'the moral organization' or the organization with 'integrity'.
The students can resume and explain various theories on integrity . They can analyze, evaluate and integrate these theories. These theories concern integrity of human beings, organizations and human beings (representatives) within organizations. The students are able to reproduce and assess C. Korsgaard's thinking on integrity. They are able to identify the specific Kantian and Aristotelian aspects of Korsgaard's theory of integrity.
Moreover, students are able to relate the philosophical theories on integrity to applied moral and sociological theories on integrity of organizations. They can also relate these theories to practical issues about organizational integrity.
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Cursus macro sociologie (ba niveau) en cursus organisatiekunde (Ba niveau)
The 'organization' is one of the most important and successful social innovations of modern western society. Because of the organization (as a form) modern society can solve various coordination problems. The organization is also considered a problem, especially from a moral point of view. Often it is even considered the most important cause of many collective and individual problems that modern society has to deal with, from sustainability to alienation. In the course it is asked whether a moral organization is possible and if so, how must we conceptualize it?