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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 […]

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 […]

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