Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics

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Personalism

  • Juan Manuel Burgos
  • Domènec Melé
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23514-1_99-1

Synonyms

Definition

Personalism refers to a set of philosophical currents developed in the twentieth century facing the depersonalization of some precedent philosophical approaches and ideologies, such as radical individualism and collectivism. Personalism is structured around the centrality of the person, considering his or her individual and social dimensions. Some streams of Personalism also include the transcendent dimension. Underlying Personalism there is an elaborate philosophical anthropology of the person, which also supports Personalistic Ethics. This latter emphasizes the primacy of the person over things, human dignity, and the personal calling to human development, which is not independent of an effective concern for others.

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Personalism refers to a set of philosophical currents born in the twentieth century and structured around the concept of the person.

There are several relevant currents...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan Manuel Burgos
    • 1
    • 2
  • Domènec Melé
    • 3
  1. 1.Spanish Association of Personalism / Asociación Española de PersonalismoMadridSpain
  2. 2.Universidad Ceu San PabloMadridSpain
  3. 3.IESE Business SchoolUniversity of NavarraBarcelonaSpain

Section editors and affiliations

  • Domènec Melé
    • 1
  1. 1.Chair Business Ethics, IESE Business SchoolUniversity of NavarraBarcelonaSpain