Truth, transcendence and logic

It is very common for people to fail to concatenate the simplest ideas. Logic, as a philosophical question, helps us to understand the ways of thinking and aims at determining what is and is not true. For many people the logic is incomprehensible, that is, they cannot put together elementary everyday issues. In this sense, […]

The Crazy of Carlos Drummond de Andrade and the Applications on our Reality

Reading good books, appreciating the arts and listening to good music develop in us a stronger ability to perceive the world around us. Reading has always exerted and will profoundly transform the sincere reader who recognizes that he knows little, and that even under that little, there is an immensity to consider. Sensitivity becomes heightened in the reading exercise and the […]

A guide to understanding personality: an introduction to Moral Character

Understanding your own personality is one of the paths to self-knowledge. The aim of this article is to explain the Big Five personality traits and their respective aspects, so that the reader can locate and understand a little about the study of personality. At the end of the text, it’s also presented the traits that […]

Researchers from AdmEthics group publish a paper on the contribution of teaching ethics to the development of moral competence of Public Administration students

The article “Contribution of ethics education to public administration students’ moral competence development”, written by the researchers Everton Silveira de Souza, Mauricio C. Serafim, and Laís Silveira Santos, was published this week in the journal Education Policy Analysis Archives. The paper starts with the notion that public management is pervaded by moral dilemmas, whose solutions […]

Exceptions to the Rule for Your Own Benefit: A Moral Judgment Problem

The house that I lived a few years ago was on a relatively busy avenue. Across the street was a large bakery and many of its customers parked their cars in front of my house. The problem was that they often left the vehicle blocking the garage exit. Parking in front of the garage exit […]

Virtue as a roundabout way to Eudaimonia

In their article, Michael Brady and Clark Tang analyze the virtues within the writings of two philosophers about 22 centuries apart and geographically thousands of miles apart: the Chinese Confucius and the Scottish Adam Smith. In the Analects, a book in which texts attributed to Confucius and his disciples come together, and in the final […]

Virtuousness and environment

How can organizational and natural environments facilitate the development of virtues? Among the classics, Plato (427-347 BC) states that ethical life is gradually raised by the appropriateness of this life to higher ideas (eide), analogous to the form of the Good. From Plato, Aristotle (384-322 BC) translates that the end of man is the temporal […]

Thinking about charity

Faced with a very violent urban environment, not only related to crime, but also to the pressure generated by the socioeconomic system in our daily life, we can see a pattern of thinking increasingly guided by individualism. This can create major problems for individuals who depend on the altruism of others or on government programs […]

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