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 […]

How to interpret the results of a personality test?

Interpreting the results of a personality test can be a confusing and difficult task, maybe even causing discomfort. Considering this problem, this text seeks to minimize the obstacles encountered when interpreting this kind of test, through simplified explanations. It’s important to say that the analysis made in this text uses specifically the Big Five Aspect […]

Ethics and the rise of sentiments

In 1759, Adam Smith published his book “Theory of Moral Sentiments”. In this book, the Scottish thinker considered that moral actions were guided by sympathy, that is, in the inate human capacity of putting oneself in the place of other people, in choosing to act morally not having in mind what the action can bring […]

Virtues and our relationships

As we reflect on life, personal actions, and the events around us, we wonder what can lead us to a happier life, and we often think that our relationships influence this happiness, as well as how coexistence would be easier and more peaceful if moral issues and ethics were common concerns. When we think of […]

Laís S. Santos, AdmEthics researcher, defends her PhD dissertation on moral dilemmas and ethical deliberation in Emergency Management in Santa Catarina

On September 23, the AdmEthics research group met to honor the first doctoral defense of a group researcher since its initial formation. Advised by Prof. Dr. Mauricio C. Serafim, leader of the research group, Laís Silveira Santos defended her PhD Dissertation in Administration, entitled “The Ethics of public management in the light of the rationality […]

Rediscovering Adam Smith’s “Three Primary Virtues”

“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own inter-esteem. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities but of their advantages.”. It is with this […]

Outrigger Canoe practice and virtue development: An activity with the business ethics postgraduate students

Its is Monday at 21th of October.  Drizzle weather to brave students of Virtues and Moral Dilemmas in Administration class – postgraduate elective discipline at ESAG/ UDESC, show their character endure in participating the extraclass activity with Hawaiian Outrigger Canoes canoeing in Lagoa da Conceição – Florianópolis/Santa Catarina State. The purpose of the activity was […]

Moral dilemmas in Emergency Management: a reflection on ethical choices

The challenges presented in the management of tragedies – such as environmental disasters – and the way in which they differ from everyday life require preventive reflection that prepares public managers for the moral dilemmas and ethical choices that those situations impose. The importance of connecting ethics in emergency management is advocated by Naomi Zack […]

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