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Verbum et Ecclesia

versão On-line ISSN 2074-7705
versão impressa ISSN 1609-9982

Verbum Eccles. (Online) vol.33 no.2 Pretoria  2012

http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ve.v33i2.737 

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ve.v33i2.737

 

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

 

 

Piet J. Naude

Unit for Professional Ethics, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

Correspondence

 

 


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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Correspondence:
Piet Naude
PO Box 77000
Port Elizabeth 603
South Africa
Email: piet.naude@nmmu.ac.za

Received: 04 May 2012
Accepted: 14 Aug. 2012
Published: 06 Dec. 2012

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