Englishmen, Frenchmen, Italian and SpaniardsComparative Cultures in international Business
Refinement (arts and design) sophisticated and superior good taste - High style in quality, manner, or dressMachiavelianism: (psychology) tendency to manipulate other people for their personal gain.
Pragmatism : Pragmatism is a philosophical tradition centered around the linking of practice and theory. It describes a process where theory is extracted from practice, and applied back to practice to form what is called intelligent practice.b. See alsoinstrumentalism the doctrine that truth consists notincorrespondencewith the facts butinsuccessful coherence with experienceExample in practical life: region with social harassment issue. 3 polices were pointed to define different programs. After that a new survey will decide wich program is the best.Hipocrisy: VICTORIAN MORALITY – VICTORIAN COMPROMISE: maintain a façade of respectability in public while sin occurred in private. IT IS OK TO DO IT, JUST BE SURE TO HIDE IT.
Clearness: Descartes Cogito ergo sum (think so exist) “Dubito ergo cogito, cogito ergo sum”(I doubt therefore I think, I think therefore I am) Rene Descartes (1596 – 1650)Italian I wish, therefore I amEnglish I do, therefore I am Spanish – I feel, therefore I amLicentiousness: disregarding accepted rules, lasciviousLicentiousnessActing without regard to law, ethics, or the rights of othersThe term licentiousness is often used interchangeably with lewdness or lasciviousness, which relate to moral impurity in a sexual context.Clearness The quality of being clear and easy to perceive or understand: clarity, distinctness, limpidity, limpidness, lucidity, lucidness,2. Expressing oneself clearly and effectively: a perspicuous lecturer.Lucidity: easy to understand: intelligible
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Refinement Tendency to manipulateSophistication Tendency to deceiveElegance Machiavelianism 3
Pragmatism HypocrisyInstrumentalism Double standardsConstructive Action Moral relativism