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    The Rawlsian Critique of Utilitarianism: A Luhmannian Interpretation.Vladislav Valentinov - 2017 - Journal of Business Ethics 142 (1):25-35.
    The present paper builds on the Rawlsian critique of utilitarianism in order to identify the moral implications of Niklas Luhmann’s social systems theory. While Luhmann aptly discerned the pervasive problems of the precarious system–environment relations throughout the modern society, he took moral communication to be person-centered and thus ill-equipped to deal with these problems. At the same time, the Rawlsian possibility of sacrificing fundamental liberties for the sake of economic gains not only exemplifies the Luhmannian precariousness of the relations of (...)
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    The Ethics of Functional Differentiation: Reclaiming Morality in Niklas Luhmann’s Social Systems Theory.Vladislav Valentinov - 2019 - Journal of Business Ethics 155 (1):105-114.
    Niklas Luhmann held a skeptical view of the role of morality in the modern society. The present paper reassesses this skepticism in view of his early work showing the regime of functional differentiation to be supported by fundamental human rights. Building on this argument, the paper advocates a more positive view of morality which is shown to be related to the sustainability of social systems in their encompassing societal and natural environment. This view is warranted by the overarching Luhmannian theme (...)
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    The Moral Complexity of Agriculture: A Challenge for Corporate Social Responsibility.Evelien M. de Olde & Vladislav Valentinov - 2019 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 32 (3):413-430.
    Over the past decades, the modernization of agriculture in the Western world has contributed not only to a rapid increase in food production but also to environmental and societal concerns over issues such as greenhouse gas emissions, soil quality and biodiversity loss. Many of these concerns, for example those related to animal welfare or labor conditions, are stuck in controversies and apparently deadlocked debates. As a result we observe a paradox in which a wide range of corporate social responsibility initiatives, (...)
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    CSR Beyond Economy and Society : A Post-Capitalist Approach.Steffen Roth, Vladislav Valentinov, Markus Heidingsfelder & Miguel Pérez-Valls - 2020 - Journal of Business Ethics 165 (3):411-423.
    In this article, we draw on established views of CSR dysfunctionalities to show how and why CSR is regularly observed to be both shaped by and supportive of capitalism. We proceed to show that these dysfunctionalities are maintained by both the pro- and anticapitalist approaches to CSR, both of which imply an ill-defined separation of the economy and society as well an overly strong problem or solution focus on political and economic issues. Finally, we present a post-capitalist approach to CSR (...)
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    What is Sustainable Theory? A Luhmannian Perspective on the Science of Conceptual Systems.Vladislav Valentinov & Steven Wallis - 2017 - Foundations of Science 22 (4):733-747.
    Sustainability is an important topic for understanding and developing our society. For scholars who want their academic contributions to have an impact, sustainability is important for our conceptual systems. Because our conceptual systems share similarities with our social systems, we may investigate their characteristics to gain insight into how both may be achieved or at least understood. Theories of the humanities as well as the social/behavioral sciences are changing very rapidly. They are fragile and few seem to have any longevity. (...)
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    What is Sustainable Theory? A Luhmannian Perspective on the Science of Conceptual Systems.Steven E. Wallis & Vladislav Valentinov - 2017 - Foundations of Science 22 (4):733-747.
    Sustainability is an important topic for understanding and developing our society. For scholars who want their academic contributions to have an impact, sustainability is important for our conceptual systems. Because our conceptual systems share similarities with our social systems, we may investigate their characteristics to gain insight into how both may be achieved or at least understood. Theories of the humanities as well as the social/behavioral sciences are changing very rapidly. They are fragile and few seem to have any longevity. (...)
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    Stakeholder Theory: A Process-Ontological Perspective.Vladislav Valentinov & Robert Chia - 2022 - Business Ethics, the Environment and Responsibility 31 (3):762-776.
    Business Ethics, the Environment &Responsibility, Volume 31, Issue 3, Page 762-776, July 2022.
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    Stakeholder Theory and the Knowledge Problem: A Hayekian Perspective.Vladislav Valentinov - 2022 - Business Ethics, the Environment and Responsibility 31 (2):536-545.
    Business Ethics, the Environment & Responsibility, Volume 31, Issue 2, Page 536-545, April 2022.
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    Agrarian Vision, Industrial Vision, and Rent-Seeking: A Viewpoint.Johanna Jauernig, Ingo Pies, Paul B. Thompson & Vladislav Valentinov - 2020 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 33 (3-6):391-400.
    Many public debates about the societal significance and impact of agriculture are usefully framed by Paul Thompson’s distinction between the “agrarian” and the “industrial vision.” The key argument of the present paper is that the ongoing debate between these visions goes beyond academic philosophy and has direct effects on the political economy of agriculture by influencing the scope of rent-seeking activities that are undertaken primarily in the name of the agrarian vision. The existence of rent-seeking activities is shown to reflect (...)
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