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.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMCP.2011.044985

International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, 2011 Vol.5 No.4, pp.403 - 410

Published online: 17 Jan 2012 *

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