Toward an Ethics of Production: Vico and Analogy, Ricoeur and Imagination

Philosophy and Theology 9 (3/4):389-418 (1996)

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Philip Chmielewski
Loyola Marymount University
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This essay offers a constructive proposal for an ethics of production using key elements from the thinking of Giambattista Vico. It seeks to move toward a social ethic that is both congruent with theological concerns and pertinent to the economic issues in a complex, rapidly changing society. The approach sets out the ethics of production in three operations: the analogy between production and the formation of the person; the cultural prerequisites for the realization of this analogy; and the exercise of imagination through social dynamics in understanding how persons make cultures. Paul Ricoeur’s work is used to offer a contemporary interpretation of Vico’s sensus communis concept in the service of an ethic which maintains both individual practice and social imagination.
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Philosophy and Religion
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DOI philtheol199693/46
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