1st Edition

Philosophy and Organization

Edited By Campbell Jones, René ten Bos Copyright 2007
    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    Featuring original contributions from some of the most exciting scholars writing at the intersection of philosophy and organization today, this accessible volume provides readers with a complete overview of this complex subject.

    Ground-breaking and drawing on recent efforts in management and organization studies to take philosophy seriously, it critically engages with the way that philosophy might inform organization and illuminates a range of issues, including idleness, aesthetics, singularity, transparency, power and cruelty.

    Exploring why philosophy matters to organization and why organization matters to philosophy, this book is essential reading for philosophy and business and management students as well as of interest to all those who seek to think seriously about the way their lives are organized.

    Introduction  Part 1: Images  1. Organization: Recovering Philosophy  2. The Uselessness of Philosophy  3. What is Philosophy of Organization?  4. Critique and Resistance: On the Necessity of Organizational Philosophy  Part 2: Engagements  5. Ask not What Philosophy can do for Critical Management Studies  6. Reading Critical Theory  7. Why Feminist Ethics?  8. Race, Revolution and Organization  Part 3: Illuminations  9. Workers of the World… Relax!: Introducing a Philosophy of Idleness to Organization Studies  10. Messing up Organizational Aesthetics  11. Singular Plurality and Organization  12. Double-Crossing the Landscapes of Philosophy: Conjoining the Transparency of ‘Things’ with the Veil of Language  13. After Power: Artaaud and the Theatre of Cruelty  


    Campbell Jones is Director of the Centre for Philosophy and Political Economy and Senior Lecturer in Critical Theory and Business Ethics at the University of Leicester School of Management.

    René ten Bos is Professor in Philosophy and Organizational Theory at Radboud University, the Netherlands. He has written on ethics and fashion and is co-author of the textbook For Business Ethics, also published by Routledge.