If I Only Had a Heart: Or, How Can We Identify a Corporate Morality

Lawrence E. Mitchell, Case Western University School of Law
Theresa A. Gabaldon


The Essay presents a preliminary exploration into whether there is a distinct corporate morality that differs from the moral frameworks of the individuals who animate it. It presents and explores three possible paradigms of corporate/individual morality exploring the explanatory and preliminarily, empirical power of each. Moreover, the Essay examines the extent to which we regulate corporations as if each of the paradigms were true, and the practical consequences of regulating in each of those manners.