Category: Articles

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, […]

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 […]

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