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Virtue and responsibility: Economic-ethical perspectives in the work of Etienne de Villiers

Piet J. Naude

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 33, No 2 (2012), 6 pages. doi: 10.4102/ve.v33i2.737

Submitted: 04 May 2012
Published:  06 December 2012

Abstract

This article was developed in six statements and attempted to reconstruct the basis for the socio-economic ethics of Etienne de Villiers, as well as its ecclesio-centric nature and theoretical formulation in virtue and responsibility ethics. There was reference to De Villiers’s shift from an exclusive to an inclusive ethical view as a response to his interpretation of modernity and secularism. Critical questions were raised as to the actual theological character of his ethics and his re- interpretation of Weberian responsibility ethics. The article concluded with an appreciative view on the applied ethics perspectives developed by De Villiers over the last three decades.

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Piet J. Naude, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

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