The series is dedicated to virtue ethics and economics. The goal is to help develop a virtue-based economic theory which connects virtues with the contents of economic activities of individuals, unincorporated and incorporated economic agents. The primary context is Catholic Social Teaching but other faith traditions (especially Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism) will also be explored for their construction of virtues in economic action. Special attention will be made to regulatory and policy issues in promoting economic justice.
The series connects virtue ethics with the core of economic theory and practice. It examines the basic and irreducible intentionality of human activities concerned with the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. It considers the incommensurability of values as the central problem of economic decision making and examines whether that problem can be overcome by any means other than practical reason.
Keywords are Virtue Ethics, Practical Reason, Incommensurability of Values, Ontology of Economics, Teleology and Deontology, Value Theories, Principal Virtues in Economic Life (Justice, Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude, and Charity), Catholic Social Teaching, Economic Models of World Religions
Helen Alford (Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas („Angelicum”) Rome),
Luk Bouckaert (Center for Economics and Ethics, Catholic University of Leuven)
Luigino Bruni (LUMSA University, Rome and Sophia University Institute, Loppiano)
Georges Enderle (Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame)
Carlos Hoevel (Catholic University of Argentina, Buenos Aires)
John Loughlin (Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford and Von Hügel Institute, St. Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge)
David W. Miller (Faith and Work Initiative, Princeton University)
Sanjoy Mukherjee (Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shillong)
Mike Thompson (GoodBrand, London, CEIBS Shanghai, and University of Victoria, Vancouver)
Johan Verstraeten (Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, Catholic University of Leuven)
Stefano Zamagni (University of Bologna, Johns Hopkins University – SAIS Europe, and Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences)