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“Yes” if we stick to Machiavelli’s sixteenth century contemporaries acceptation of the word as “elaborately cunning”; “Not only” if we use the word Machiavellian in its more contemporary acceptation. As Jackieh remarked on a comment to a former entry to this blog (Is Obama a “wise leader”?): “There are several indications that Obama is rather… » read more

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I believe so, yes… and prejudices are numerous in management circles, among managers, just as among all of us, today as in the past, in Belgium, Europe or anywhere in the world. Ideologies are never as strong as when we think we got rid of them. Prejudices can have devastating consequences. That’s is why Philosophie… » read more

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Yes, I believe so. Imagination is not only necessary to “put yourself in the shoes of others” and try to understand their ethical viewpoint, which might be (radically) different than yours. It is also necessary to consider different ways to push forward what you see as “ethical” in a particular situation. In the attached documents… » read more

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