Can anyone be prudent without being virtuous?

In the virtue ethics perspective, phronesis, or prudence, has an essential role for virtuous habits. It has been stated that prudence is necessary for the exercise of moral virtues. The relationship between prudence and moral virtues has been defined as one of interdependence, interrelationship. And classic approaches consider prudence as the mother virtue, that which […]

Productivity Challenges in Quarantine: The Procrastination Problem.

Introduction The coronavirus pandemic is being an unprecedented event for society. The magnitude of the problem created a need for preventive measures. Among them is quarantine – an indication from the government for individuals and families to stay inside their homes and avoid social contact. Its fulfillment results in social distancing, necessary to slow down […]

Researchers from the research group AdmEthics of Esag/Udesc publish article in an international scientific journal of Business Ethics

Maria Clara Ames, a professor and PhD student in Business Administration, together with professors Maurício Serafim and Marcello Zappellini published this June/2020 the article Phronesis in administration and organizations: A literature review and future research agenda, in one of the most prominent international scientific journals on Ethics in Administration, Business Ethics: A European Review (https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14678608) […]

Netflix’s Plataform and the problem of artificial solidarity creation

Launched on March 20, the Spanish moivie The Plataform, original Netflix’ production is raising the attention of critics and audiences, both for its nuisance style of filming and scenes graphically shocking, recalling the movement of New French Extremity, headed by Gaspar Noé, especially for his feature film Irreversible, from and very well defined by Alexandra West in her book Films of […]

The new coronavirus pandemic cannot be seen as a moral dilemma of the ‘trolley problem’ for public management

One of the approaches that argues that the new coronavirus pandemic cannot be a moral dilemma for the public management is well illustrated in this image, an adaptation1 of the famous ‘trolley problem’2. Notice the back of the track. Here the question of lives x economy is not presented, but lives x lives: (1) Moral […]

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 […]

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