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Practical Wisdom Papers

Practical Wisdom Papers

 

The Business of Practical Wisdom

 

An Exploration of Virtue and Business within the

Catholic Social Tradition 

 

Papers Presented 

 

Catholic University

Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany

Episcopal Seminary

September 24-26, 2009

 

Prof. Dr. André Habisch Cath. Univ. Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Opening Remarks

 

Session 1

 Fr. Dermot Tredget, OSB, UK

Practical Wisdom and Discernment in the Rule of Benedict

 

Prof. Dr. Steve Cortright, St. Mary’s College of California and  Mr. Ernest Pierucci, Attorney at Law, San Francisco, California

Practical Knowledge and the Arts of Enterprise


                Respondent: Prof. Dr. Simona Beretta, Univ del Sacro Cuore, Italy

 

 
Session 2

Prof. Dr. Bob Kennedy, Univ. of St. Thomas, Minnesota

On Being Truly Practical: Why Virtue Matters in Business

 

Prof. Dr. Fr. Domènec Melé, IESE Business School, Barcelona

Practical Wisdom in the Managerial Decision-making Process

 

Respondent: Prälat Dr. Peter Klasvogt, Cath. Acad., Dortmund

 

 

Session 3

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Grassl, St. Norbert’s College, De Pere, Wisconsin

Business as the Exercise of Practical Reason in the Catholic Tradition

 

Respondent: Mr. Laurent Montreuil, Société Générale, Paris

 

 

Session 4

Prof. Dr. Gilbert Lenssen, Univ. of Leyden, President European Academy Business in Society, Brussels

Practical Wisdom and Exegesis: Beyond Historical and Canonical Concerns  

 

Prof. Dr. Mario Molteni, Cath. Univ. Milan and Prof. Dr. Helen Alford OP, Pont. Univ. St. Tomaso (Angelicum), Rome

Socio-Competitive Strategy: A Tool to Support Practical Wisdom in the Boardroom

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Respondent:  Prof. Dr. Br. Ray Fitz, Univ of Dayton, Ohio

 

 

Session 5

Prof. Dr. Charles Clark, St. John’s Univ., New York

Practical Wisdom and Understanding the Economy: The Financial Crisis as a Case Study

Dr. Theodore Malloch, Chairman, The Roosevelt Group, Florida

Doing Virtuous Business

 

Respondent: Mr. William Brinkmann, Ascension Health, USA

 

Session 6

Prof. Dr. Alejo Jose G. Sison, Univ. of Navarra

What could we learn from MacIntyre?

Prof. Dr. Fr. Gianni Manzone,

Entrepreneurial Prudence and the Catholic Thought Tradition

 

Respondent: Dr. Dan O’Brien, Ascension Health, USA