1st Edition

Organizational Theory and Aesthetic Philosophies





ISBN 9780367732257
Published December 18, 2020 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

Diverse philosophies constitute the theoretical ground of the study of the aesthetic side of organization. In fact, there is not a single unique philosophy behind the organizational research of the aesthetic dimension of organizational life. Organizational Theory and Aesthetic Philosophies will illustrate and discuss this complex phenomenon, and it will be dedicated to highlight the philosophical basis of the study of aesthetics, art and design in organization.



The book distinguishes three principal "philosophical sensibilities" amongst these philosophies: aesthetic, hermeneutic and performative philosophical sensibility. Each of them is described and critically assessed through the work of philosophers, art theorists, sociologists and social scientists who represent its main protagonists. In this way, the reader will be conducted through the variety of philosophies that constitute a reference for aesthetics and design in organization.



The architecture of the book is articulated in two parts in order to provide student and scholars in philosophical aesthetics, in art, in design and in organization studies with an informative and agile instrument for academic research and study.

Table of Contents

PART I: Philosophy and Organizational Aesthetics









  1. Relevance of Philosophical Aesthetics in Organization Studies






  2. Polysemy, Mystery, Intensity



    Tacit Dimension of Knowing and Aesthetics



    The sublime and the Categories of Aesthetics



    Philosophy and the Aesthetic Study of Organization





    Interlude I: Poetry as manifesto N.2







  3. Organizational Lens, Art Photography and Creation Process






  4. Let’s Give a Chance to the Walls



    No Detail is Insignificant in Art Photography



    Perception and the Materiality of the Image’s Virtual Body





    Interlude II: Designing the bottle to own its water







  5. Art, Everyday Aesthetics and Organizational Theory






  6. Photography as a Metaphor of Organizational Aesthetics



    Philosophy of Art, that’s the Problem



    Art and Aesthetics in Eastern and Western Recent Philosophy





    Interlude III: Homage to Gaspare Traversi





    PART II: Three Philosophical Sensibilities







  7. Aesthetic Philosophy and the Aesthetic Approach






  8. Fundamental Characteristics of the Aesthetic Approach



    Phenomenological and Post-Humanistic Awareness





    Interlude IV: Riviera Mediterranea







  9. Practice and the Italian Aesthetic Philosophies






  10. Formativeness and the Aesthetic Approach



    Practice as a Trait of Italian Philosophical Aesthetics





    Interlude V: La dame, la licorne et le miroir







  11. Aesthetic, Hermeneutic and Performative Sensibility






Aesthetic Sensibility



Hermeneutic and Performative Sensibilities



Giving Form: Philosophical Sensibilities and Organizational Theory





Interlude VI: Homage to Niki de Saint Phalle





Epilogue: Playing with Philosophical Aesthetics to Understand Organization

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Biography

Antonio Strati is a senior professor of sociology of innovation and organization at the Faculty of Sociology of the University of Trento, Italy, and chercheur associé at i3-CRG, École polytechnique, CNRS, Université Paris-Saclay, France.