THE LOGIC OF GIFT AND
THE MEANING OF BUSINESS
An Experiential, Scholarly and Pedagogical Examination of Business
in light of Caritas in Veritate
Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
Piazza San Calisto, 16
February 24-26, 2011
Working Papers Presented
Msgr. Anthony Frontiero, Homily at Opening Mass
Bishop Mario Toso, S.D.B., Welcoming Remarks
Michael Naughton, What we need to do together
Stefano Zamagni, What does Caritas in Veritate have to say to business?
How do businesspeople experience the logic of gift in the firm?
Andreas Widmer, The Profit Obsession
Pierre Lecocq, The Encyclical-Letter Caritas in Veritate: Ethical Challenges for Business
Respondent: Dean Maines
How do business ethicists explicate the tradition’s notion of gift in relation to business theory and practice?
Ken Goodpaster, Goods that are Truly Good and Services that Truly Serve: Reflections on Caritas in Veritate
Rev. Domènec Melé, The Christian Αγα´πη (agápē) and the “Logic of Gift” in Business Ethics
Respondent: Gilbert Lenssen
How do theologians and philosophers explicate the tradition’s notion of gift in relation to business theory and practice?
Jean Staune and Christopher Wasserman, The Notion of Gift and Justice in Economics and Business
Wolfgang Grassl, Hybrid Forms of Business: The Logic of Gift in the Commercial World
Respondent: Ernest Pierucci
How do business scholars/economists explicate the tradition’s notion of gift in relation to business theory and practice?
Philippe de Woot, Toward a New Understanding of Business: Proposals for a New Humanistic Synthesis
Sr. Cécile Renouard, Relational Capitalism: Justice and Gift in Corporate Activities according to Caritas in Veritate
Luigino Bruni, Reciprocity and Gratuitousness in the Market: A Challenge for the Economic Theory
Respondent: Sr. Laura Baritz, O.P.
What should we do? The Practice of Education, Business and Politics
Robert Kennedy, André Habisch, and Michael Naughton, Catholic Social Principles for Business Professionals and Business Educators
Jérôme Vignon, Caritas in Veritate, Work Still in Progress?
Respondent: Carolyn Woo
What should Closing Session: Conclusion and Where to go from here?
Sr. Helen Alford, O.P., Summary and Conclusions
Peter Cardinal Turkson, The Future of Caritas in Veritate and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace
Papers Accepted but not Presented:Joseph E. Capizzi, From Individuals to Neighbors to Brothers: An Augustinian Analysis of Caritas in Veritate