Three Keys Concepts of Catholic Humanism for Economic Activity: Human Dignity, Human Rights and Integral Human Development

  • Domènec MeléEmail author
Part of the Issues in Business Ethics book series (IBET, volume 43)


Understanding Catholic Humanism and its consequences in economics and business entails discussing three key concepts of this humanism with great ethical relevance: human dignity, human rights and integral human development. The chapter presents the Catholic position on these concepts and discusses their foundation. This foundation, based on a combination of faith and reason, harmonically intertwined, entails a comprehensive view of the human being. Being open to transcendence gives a profound meaning to the ultimate questions of human life and makes a valuable proposition for economics and business.


Human dignity Human rights Human development reports Integral human development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.IESE Business SchoolUniversity of NavarraBarcelonaSpain

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