Liberalism and Code of Ethics in Local Self-Government and Management

  • Anton Jamnik University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Theology
Keywords: local government, political philosophy, common good, pragmatism, liberalism, code of ethics


The roots of ethical relativism in philosophy of liberalism is in the growing radicalness of anthropocentrism being characteristic of modern thinking. The scientific intellect applying itself to external objective phenomena and based on a very narrow empiricist-analytical conception of science contains man’s desire for emancipation. The central question of liberalism is the fundamental emphasis on individualism and liberty.  In such society is much more urgent to create the code of ethics in modern society in very differente level of society and modern life.  Philosophical foundation of code of ethics in local Self-Government and management at all levels of social and personal life is  more urgent and necessary than ever, if we want to preserve the basic dignity of human life, the fact that man respects himself, keeps his word, does not manipulate others nor allows being manipulated, keeps his personal freedom and self-confidence, self-respect and integrity. In Slovenia, management is responsible for preparation and fair presentation of financial statements in accordance with accounting standards, and within the requirements of the Slovenian Companies Act and in accordance with the code of ethics.


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