lundi 2 décembre 2013

Ethique de la finance et cornet acoustique

Samuel Alexander 

Quand je reçois des annonces comme la suivante

Ethique de la finance

 Je pense à une anecdote que me raconta jadis Daniel Dennett, et qu'il aime à raconter

 “The philosopher Samuel Alexander was hard of hearing in his old age and used an ear trumptet. One day a colleague came up to him in the common room at Manchester University and attempted to introduce a visiting American philosopher to him. “THIS IS PROFESSOR JONES, FROM AMERICA!” he bellowed into the ear trumpet. “Yes, Yes, Jones, from America,” echoed Alexander, smiling. “HE’S A PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS ETHICS!” continued the colleague. “What?” replied Alexander. “BUSINESS ETHICS!” “What? Professor of what?” “PROFESSOR OF BUSINESS ETHICS!” Alexander shook his head and gave up: “Sorry. I can’t get it. Sounds just like ‘business ethics’!”