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Title: 道徳的義務としての内部告発とその限界
Other Titles: Whistleblowing as Ethical Obligation and its Limit
Authors: 増渕, 隆史 Browse this author
Issue Date: 17-Jul-2005
Publisher: 北海道大学哲学会 = The Philosophical Society of Hokkaido University
Journal Title: 哲学 = Annals of the Philosophical Society of Hokkaido University
Volume: 41
Start Page: 79
End Page: 101
Abstract: Whistleblowing is a topic in the field of business ethics. It is an effective measure to prevent organizations from harming the public. On the other hand, however, some people consider whistleblowing as an immoral action. There is a serious conflict with regard to the moral status of whistleblowing. In order to solve this problem, contemporary moral philosophers have attempted to pose some theories to justify the whistleblowing. I think, however, those theories do not seem to succeed. Some moral philosophers think that the duty to blow the whistle is overridden by other moral obligations or rights, and then it disappears. But this type of thought over looks both importance of the duty of whistleblowing and whistleblower's own interests. In this article, I present an alternative view which could take account of importance of the duty of whistleblowing and worker's important interests. This view indicates a viable standard of judgment which serves the workers who must decide whether he/she blows the whistle or not.
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