A genuine ethic of responsibility that restores the trust in human beings

  • Philippe Destatte The Destree Institute

Abstract

The honesty that generates confidence, or the lack of honesty that loses it, seems to be at the heart of the issue of sustainable development. And of its future. The paper analyses two examples coming from personal experience and draws some principles and concrete courses of action. The first example refers to the Volkswagen-Audi affair or scandal, the second one to usual food quality. The conclusion pleids for a genuine ethic of responsibili-ty that restores the trust of women and men in human beings, in citizens who are more honest because they are more aware of their contribution to sustainability.
Published
May 2, 2016
How to Cite
DESTATTE, Philippe. A genuine ethic of responsibility that restores the trust in human beings. Development, Environment and Foresight, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 1, p. 48-54, may 2016. ISSN 2336-6621. Available at: <http://def-journal.eu/index.php/def/article/view/19>. Date accessed: 24 july 2019.

Keywords

Brundtland Report; confidence; ethics; Václav Havel; food security; foresight; responsability; sustainability; US Environment Protection Agency; Volkswagen-Audi