Admethics researchers’ paper awarded at the XLV ANPAD Conference

Professors Maria Clara Figueiredo Dalla Costa Ames and Mauricio Custódio Serafim had awarded the paper “Moral Virtues and Phronesis of Pro-Life Volunteers: A Study of Multiple Cases in the Light of the Ethics of Virtues” (“Virtudes Morais e Phronesis de Voluntários Pró-vida: Um Estudo de Casos Múltiplos à Luz da Ética das Virtudes”) presented at […]

Again, a few words about the conceptual, methodological, and teleological rigor necessary for the academic way of life

To combat this pathological situation, Paulo Grave and I have defended a proposal to rehabilitate the process of training masters and doctors in stricto sensu postgraduate courses in administration. This proposal consists of education for virtue (Azevedo & Grave 2014; 2020). Of course, it is not an education for any virtue, but an education proper to the […]

Two queens and the moral anachronism

On February 8, 1587, the Queen of Scotland, Mary Stuart, was executed in England by her cousin Elizabeth I in this country ruled by her cousin Elizabeth I. Despite having signed the death warrant, Elizabeth stated that the order was carried out without your knowledge. Who was underhanded, and who spoke the truth? Here’s a […]

What does it take to start an adventure?

“Shackleton’s Incredible Journey” is among exploration and adventure literature classics. It provides an incomparable narrative and leads us to reflections about the adventure fundaments. The following text highlight at least two aspects of these fundamentals. But first, let us know more about the journey. Ernest Shackleton and his crew of 27 men set out in […]

Phenomenology in the social sciences: a summary

1. What is phenomenology? “Phenomenon” means what is shown, not only what appears or seems (BELLO, 2006) or in the words of Husserl: “everything that is experience, unit of experience of an self (…)” (HUSSERL, 1988, p. 176) and to the author necessary for utilization of a method that can be the understanding (cited BELLO , 2006). To Abbafnano (1993) the phenomenology was understood by Husserl as a […]

Prima Facie Duties: A deontology in context?

Sir William David Ross (1877–1941), better known as W. D. Ross, was a Scottish philosopher from Oxford University, where he taught Moral Philosophy for several years, having excelled in this area for the publication of a book, The Right And The Good (1930), as well as for having translated and organized an edition of Aristotle’s […]

Moral Dilemmas in the light of Rosalind Hursthouse’s Virtue Ethics

Throughout life we are always being tested on our character when we make choices, act, or reflect on our trajectory. To act in the right way, whether in professional or family life, requires a daily exercise of virtuous habits, with a view to achieving excellence in who we are and how we act towards others. […]

Enlighted Intellectuals, from Michael Oakeshott to Thomas Sowell

English philosopher Michael Oakeshott was born and died in 20th century Europe, thus being an eyewitness to the rebirth of great authoritarian states and the countless wars and civil clashes that they created or sponsored. His social environment and the conditions imposed by his time shaped Oakeshott’s investigation, which dealt with topics related to liberal […]

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