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This site is about the research project “The Ethics of Associated Human Life: Understanding Moral Acts for the Common Good in the Brazilian Context.”

Funded by CNPq Process 409463/2021-3 (2022-2025), Fapesc 1422/2021 (2021-2023) and UDESC


The general objective of the project is to propose a theoretical-empirical perspective of ethics for the understanding of moral acts performed in the public sphere with a view to the common good in the Brazilian context, enabling the constitution of effective, responsible, and inclusive institutions at all levels, including the ethical. To this end, it breaks down into the following specific objectives:

(a) articulate a theoretical-analytical framework for the study of moral acts in the area of ​​Public Administration that includes an anthropological notion of the human being as one of its foundations;

(b) investigate the role of the main theoretical elements of the virtue ethics framework, such as moral virtue, phronesis, character, and eudaimonia, to explain moral acts;

(c) understand how virtuous moral acts are learned in associated human life, to improve the ethical training of Administration professionals;

(d) discuss the role of different actors in the Public Administration, the economic sphere, and civil society for the cultivation of moral acts that contribute to the common good;

(e) analyze how virtue ethics can contribute to the improvement of moral acts, considering the factors involved in the action: principles, laws and rules, consequences, and intention.

Research lines (under development)

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