Tag: virtues

The virtue ethics approach in Administration

As stated by the professor of Organizational Theory at the IESE Business School (University of Navarra, Spain), Juan Antonio Pérez López (1912-1996), “science can have no other object than to help human beings make the right decisions”. Such decisions can have a technical or technological support, whose criterion is the adequacy of the means / […]

Virtues to face procrastination in quarantine: temperance and prudence

“I just think it (the dragon) just wanted to be noticed” – said Billy (KENT, 1975). How to deal with procrastination that can emerge from the challenges of quarantine? To answer this question, this article presents Aristotelian virtues. In particular, this text focus on two of them: temperance and prudence. We seek to understand whether […]

Prudence in Thomas Aquinas

When referring to prudence, Aquinas did not refer to the same meaning as today we give the word, as a simple synonymous of wariness and precaution. However, there is some remnant of the idea of prudentia in modern prudence. The prudent for Thomas is the one who “envisions the possibilities that can occur in the contingent situations,” but it don´t stays only […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rediscovering Adam Smith’s “Three Primary Virtues”

“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own inter-esteem. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our own necessities but of their advantages.”. It is with this […]

Outrigger Canoe practice and virtue development: An activity with the business ethics postgraduate students

Its is Monday at 21th of October.  Drizzle weather to brave students of Virtues and Moral Dilemmas in Administration class – postgraduate elective discipline at ESAG/ UDESC, show their character endure in participating the extraclass activity with Hawaiian Outrigger Canoes canoeing in Lagoa da Conceição – Florianópolis/Santa Catarina State. The purpose of the activity was […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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