Phronesis and Quiddity in Management: A School of Knowledge Approach

Hardcover | December 17, 2014

byK. Kase, I. Nonaka, C. González Cantón

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Phronesis and Quiddity in Management addresses the issue of the excellence in judgment-making, its concept and characterisation. Through a combination of Aristotle's phronesis and Izutsu's consciousness (Bewusstsein), the authors explore the concept of 'phronesis' (or its translation as 'wisdom' or 'practical wisdom') to emphasise its conceptual dependence on Aristotle. At the same time, however, this book also stresses another conceptual derivation from Toshihiko Izutsu's main work, Consciousness and Quiddity, in that it is inspired by the metaphysical thesis of the Japanese philosopher. This book investigates first into what constitutes excellent managerial skills centred on leadership revolving around judgement-making (rather than decision-making) and second into whether they can be taught.

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Phronesis and Quiddity in Management addresses the issue of the excellence in judgment-making, its concept and characterisation. Through a combination of Aristotle's phronesis and Izutsu's consciousness (Bewusstsein), the authors explore the concept of 'phronesis' (or its translation as 'wisdom' or 'practical wisdom') to emphasise its ...

Kimio Kase is a Professor at IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Spain. Previously he worked for Price Waterhouse European Firm and Inter-American Development Bank. He has also taught at the International University of Japan. He holds a DBA from Manchester University and an MBA from IESE Business School. His current research ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:December 17, 2014Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230348009

ISBN - 13:9780230348004

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. The Rationalist Approach To Judgement-Making. Description And Critique
3. The Metaphysics Of Judgement-Making: Contingency
4. Consciousness And Quiddity
5. Phronesis And Quiddity
6. Conclusions And Discussions
Annex 1: Sazo Idemitsu (1885-1981)
Annex 2: Kazuo Inamori
Annex 3: La Fageda: Knowledge Generation In Social Business