Netflix’s Plataform and the problem of artificial solidarity creation

Launched on March 20, the Spanish moivie The Plataform, original Netflix’ production is raising the attention of critics and audiences, both for its nuisance style of filming and scenes graphically shocking, recalling the movement of New French Extremity, headed by Gaspar Noé, especially for his feature film Irreversible, from and very well defined by Alexandra West in her book Films of […]

The new coronavirus pandemic cannot be seen as a moral dilemma of the ‘trolley problem’ for public management

One of the approaches that argues that the new coronavirus pandemic cannot be a moral dilemma for the public management is well illustrated in this image, an adaptation1 of the famous ‘trolley problem’2. Notice the back of the track. Here the question of lives x economy is not presented, but lives x lives: (1) Moral […]

Aristotle, the waspish

Before Leonardo DaVinci appeared with his skills as a multi-tasking scientist/artist, the “jack of all trades” title could very well have been attributed to Aristotle. The Greek philosopher constantly tested the threshold between thinking and experiencing, proposing empirical and methodical data collection as a formidable way to meet human intellectual hunger. This procedure came in […]

Mindfulness as a meditation practice and as an individual and collective characteristic

Mindfulness popularity in the academic and organizational realm is been increasing in the last years, being used as tool for increasing the organizational performance and increasing the well of being of it’s members. This article intends to bring some definitions for the mindfulness construct, used not only to describe a meditation practice, but also an […]

A Google aid for public health agents to combat Covid-19

In the universe of big private organizations, there is an exponential growth trend in the use of Big Data and Data Analytics to aid decision making, especially as a means of prospecting and planning, but also in times of crisis. The practice is generalized and is shared by the different areas organizations – credit risk rating agency, insurance brokers, companies streaming and sports teams, each one to his own way. […]

Does my face belong to me?

Present in countless public places around the world, systems that capture facial images and process them from large biometric databases are often piloted by governments that say they are concerned with the safety of the population and the prevention of terrorist attacks and other incidents. That the cameras inhibit crimes or assist in their investigation, […]

AdmEthics Group: know a little about our history!

Group in September 2019 Although the research group Ethics, Virtues and Moral Dilemmas in Administration – AdmEthics was officially created in mid-2019 in the Brazilian governmental research group directory (CNPq), the group’s trajectory has its origins back in 2014. We dedicate this post to tell and share a little bit about our history and researches. […]

Mindfulness as a practice and Mindfulness as a trait

Today mindfulness research is one of the fastest ascending lines of scholarship, with its influence extending beyond peer-reviewed studies, having a large adoption of the practice in development and training programs of corporations, featuring in news programs, scientific journals devoted to the study of the subject and even apps that can be downloaded in almost […]

Virtues for the protection of life

What virtues do we need to protect someone’s life? When we understand that each person has a value in herself, we reject actions that humiliate, mistreat or incur someone’s life. The person herself, the target of these actions, may complain in this situation, seeks for her rights. But what if this person has no capacity […]

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