Discourse on science

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Epistemology The term “epistemology” replaces that of philosophy of science at the start of the 20th century. It is a neologism constructed by James Frederick Ferrier, in his work Institutes of metaphysics (1854). The word is composed on the Greek … Read More

Failure of genetic modification of human embryos

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(Views of a fetus in the womb, detail from a drawing by Leonardo da Vinci) A team of scientists, led by biologist Kathy Niakan of the Francis Crick Institute, used the genetically engineered CRISPR gene editing technique to create genetically … Read More

Ethics of Emotional Intelligence in Organizations

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According to Richard Sennett, concepts such as flexibility, decentralization and control, work ethic and teamwork in the New Economy have led to disorientation and emotional and psychological undermining of the individual, stating that “a regime which provides human beings no … Read More

Critique of Emotional Intelligence in Organizations

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Locke considers the concept of emotional intelligence to be invalid, both because it is not a form of intelligence, and because it is so broad and inclusive that it has no intelligible meaning. (Locke 2005) The extension of the term … Read More

The Philosophy of Emotional Intelligence in Organizations

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In 1993, Putnam and Mumby observed that: “People regard emotion as a value-laden concept which is often treated as ‘inappropriate’ for organizational life. In particular, emotional reactions are often seen as ‘disruptive’, ‘illogical’, ‘biased’ and ‘weak’. Emotion, then, becomes a … Read More

Emotional Labor

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Working with emotions is an attempt to change the level or quality of an emotion, (Ferrara 1993) being defined as the management of one’s emotions or the work done in the effort to maintain a relationship; (Cook and Berger 2000) … Read More

Emotional Intelligence in Organizations

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Currently, organizations must face, in addition to increased competition, also to exponential technological development and innovation, and to change processes that affect all emotional states of employees. All these challenges, along with the imposed changes and the complexity of organizational … Read More

Emotional Intelligence in Eastern Philosophy

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Wisdom in Hinduism regards self-knowledge as the truth, the basis of all Creation, of Shristi. It would turn out that the wise is a person with the self-consciousness of the whole creation in all its facets and forms. There are … Read More

Philosophy of Emotional Intelligence

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A concept adjacent to emotional intelligence, apatheia, often incompletely translated by apathy and incorrectly by indifference, was considered by the Stoics as a state of mind not disturbed by passions, being seen as a quality that characterized the philosophical wisdom. … Read More

Models of Emotional Intelligence – EI in Research and Education

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Models of emotional intelligence The emotional intelligence (EI) models have helped to develop different tools for construct assessment. (Mayer, Roberts, and Barsade 2007) Each theoretical paradigm conceptualizes emotional intelligence from one of two perspectives: ability or mixed model. Ability models … Read More

Emotional Intelligence

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Emotional intelligence (EI) is a set of abilities for responses to events that constitute emotions. (Mayer și Salovey 1997) (Salovey și Mayer 2016) By integrating intelligence with emotion one can determine “at least some ‘right’ answers as to feelings” (Mayer … Read More

Ethics of Emotions

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Emotions have often been considered a threat to morality and rationality; in the Romantic tradition, passions were placed at the center of both human individuality and moral life. This ambivalence has led to an ambiguity between the terms of emotions … Read More

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