Title: Ethics and futures studies
Authors: Roberto Poli
Addresses: Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, 26 Verdi str., 38122 Trento, Italy
Abstract: Ethics and futures studies interact in at least three ways: 1) through the values present within a foresight exercise; 2) through the understanding that values require the dimension of the future; 3) through the problem of the deontological code of the futurist. (1) and (3) characterise the work of the futurist; (2) instead proceeds in reverse: the need to address the question of the future arises from within ethics itself.
Keywords: ethics; futures studies; ethical values; future generations; deontological codes; foresight exercises; futurists; management concepts; management philosophy.
International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, 2011 Vol.5 No.4, pp.403 - 410
Published online: 17 Jan 2012 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article