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Dan Ariely

Dan Ariely is a senior fellow at the Kenan Institute of Ethics at Duke University. He is also a professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, where he has been working since 2008. American of Israeli origin, was born in 1967 in New York, became interested in the irrationality of daily behaviors, influenced […]

Thoughts About Corruption

Corruption has been a popular and an old issue for rich and poor countries. Although its popularity, it may present different meanings over time and place it arises. With regard to Brazil, it is prevailing to note distinct facts being approached like corruption, particularly in media such as social networks or even in people´s discourses. […]

Virtues and Technology: Forgotten lessons

It was part of the imagery of ancient Greece the distinction between human perfection through the virtues and the technique/technology as a minor activity. The technique was considered a way of “cheating” physical reality, creating artifacts whose mere course of nature would not be able to do, in order to satisfy certain human desires. But […]

The virtues in the individual strengths of character

Whenever some scandal such as the corruption of members of some public agency or a financial scandal arising from some company occurs, questions about ethics again rise to the public debate. Lack of character, lack of virtue, unethical company, etc., are debated issues, but that often remain unsolved. But what, in fact, are these concepts? […]

Alternative life (but not so much): reflections on the movie “Captain Fantastic” in the light of the delimitation of social systems of Guerreiro Ramos (1989)

Anyone who has watched the movie Captain Fantastic (2016), (see movie trailer) knows the inspiring character of Viggo Mortensen as the father of six children. He, along with his wife and children, chose to live alone in an American forest. Far from society, they create their own methods of study, food production and health care […]

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