Deontology and Business Ethics

In the first lecture, Dr. Bulaong discusses Deontology, and the crisis of truth-telling. In his second lecture, he offers insights on how to reconcile business and ethics.

Dr. Oscar Bulaong, Jr. is Executive Director of the Gov. Jose B. Fernandez Jr. Ethics Center at the Graduate School of Business of the Ateneo de Manila University, where he teaches leadership and business ethics. He is also a Lecturer at the Philosophy Department of the Ateneo de Manila Loyola Schools, as well as at the Graduate School of Business of San Beda University. He received his bachelor’s (BS Management, 1997) and master’s (MA in Philosophy, 2001) degrees from the Ateneo de Manila. He earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy (2009) at the Institut für Philosophie of the Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Universität in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

He has lectured on the ethics of corporate culture to businessmen and business teachers for a variety of companies and universities in the major cities around the Philippines. Among his publications, he edited the anthology Business Ethics in Asia (2014), which was a Finalist in the Professions category of the 34th National Book Awards of the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC). He is currently doing research on corporate governance reports of publicly-listed companies in the Philippines as well as on an anthropological approach to understanding Filipinos ethical decision-making.

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