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The ethics of Nudges in the time of coronavirus

In the introduction of the book “Nudge: improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness”, Richard Thaler and Carl Sunstein tell the story of Carolyn, a director who runs experiments in school cafeterias whether the way the food is displayed influence children in healthier choices. At the launch of the book in 2008, it was a […]

Free will

Today’s idea is a reflection on free will and good action. Although it does not talk about morality, it is implied in the good action provided by free will, will and reason. Free will is a recurring theme both in philosophy and in people’s daily lives. Its concept refers to the freedom of action. Although […]

The virtue ethics approach in Administration

As stated by the professor of Organizational Theory at the IESE Business School (University of Navarra, Spain), Juan Antonio Pérez López (1912-1996), “science can have no other object than to help human beings make the right decisions”. Such decisions can have a technical or technological support, whose criterion is the adequacy of the means / […]

Honor: a forgotten virtue?

Aristotle, in his two books on ethics and his treatise on politics, deals less with honor than with other virtues; Mesquita (2014) points out that although the Greek philosopher recognizes the social importance of honor and shame, these are not themes of his predilection. The framework of virtues presented in Eudemian Ethics, Book II, does […]

Virtue Ethics as a perspective for common good and public happiness

This article seeks to discuss the possibility of virtue ethics being a more comprehensive and in-depth alternative for dealing with moral issues, including for considering their reflection on the achievement of the common good and public happiness. Studies in business ethics have shown a growing interest in virtue ethics (VE) as an appropriate approach to […]

Dostoievski’s The Brothers Karamazov and the objective morality

In his novel The Brothers Karamazov, written in 1879, Fiódor Dostoiévski tells us the story of three brothers (who later discover themselves four), children of the same father, but from different marriages. The father, Fiodor Karamazov, a character of quite questionable character, even though relatively well established, spends his life ascending economically and socially through […]

Virtues to face procrastination in quarantine: temperance and prudence

“I just think it (the dragon) just wanted to be noticed” – said Billy (KENT, 1975). How to deal with procrastination that can emerge from the challenges of quarantine? To answer this question, this article presents Aristotelian virtues. In particular, this text focus on two of them: temperance and prudence. We seek to understand whether […]

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