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 […]

Survey Experiment and its relationship with ethics

This article is a continuation of the publication entitled: “Survey Experiment: a promising methodological approach”. The initial idea of ​​the first article was to provide an overview so that we could understand what this approach is about, and then, in this article, present the use of methodology and its relationship with ethics. To stipulate a […]

Ethics and Technology – Part 1

There is a common sense of what technology is, and although it is not wrong in its entirety, it does not reflect the depth and complexity that encompass its definitions – which by the way are far from reaching consensus. The first associations with technology refer to “last generation” devices, cars and modern buildings, among […]

Phenomenology and ethics within organizations

It is increasingly perceived the relevance of active subjects, problem solvers, especially when talking about ethical issues within organizations. A person, in order to act ethically and give answers to ethical problems, needs to highlight the reality at every moment. In Husserl’s phenomenology, the process of arriving at the reality’s evidence involves making epochs, that […]

Survey Experiment: a promising methodological approach

The survey experiment is a very promising methodological approach in scientific research. In this article, which will probably be divided into two parts, I want to summarize in a very objective way what this methodological approach is and why it is so important in the field of experiments. In a second step, I intend to […]

News of speculation about what the organization is and should be, administratively speaking

Faced with the greater intention of explaining what management is, me and my study partner, Professor Paulo Grave, have been led, due to a purposeful and imperative discursive circularity in the construction of an answer-argument, to the elaboration of a speech about a certain complex object – the organization – that corresponds to the convenience […]

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