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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 | a737 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ve.v33i2.737 | © 2012 Piet J. Naude | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 04 May 2012 | Published: 06 December 2012

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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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