Phronesis and Quiddity in Management: A School of Knowledge by Kimio Kase, César González-Cantón, Ikujiro Nonaka (auth.)

By Kimio Kase, César González-Cantón, Ikujiro Nonaka (auth.)

Phronesis and Quiddity in administration addresses the problem of the distinction in judgment-making, its idea and characterisation. This booklet investigates first into what constitutes first-class managerial abilities concentrated on management revolving round judgement-making (rather than decision-making) and moment into whether or not they could be taught.

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By Kimio Kase, César González-Cantón, Ikujiro Nonaka (auth.)

Phronesis and Quiddity in administration addresses the problem of the distinction in judgment-making, its idea and characterisation. This booklet investigates first into what constitutes first-class managerial abilities concentrated on management revolving round judgement-making (rather than decision-making) and moment into whether or not they could be taught.

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Instrumental reason As has been stated in the section ‘Utility and preferences’, in Utilitarianism it is affirmed that the goals of action (‘utility’) are not amenable to rational argumentation. Harsanyi formulates this as the ‘principle of preference autonomy’, stating that ‘in deciding what is good and what is bad for a given individual, the ultimate Judgement-Making Description and Critique 29 criterion can only be his wants and his own preferences’ (Harsanyi, 1982: 55). Rational behaviour, then, does not involve goals in any way, since they are taken for granted.

However, as ideas both are self-evident, that is, they present themselves clearly and distinctly to the mind. It can be seen then, that Descartes continues along the track opened by Ockhamian intuition, as discussed in the preceding section. Descartes proposes the method of systematic doubt that any idea has to go through in order to be let into the realm of evidence. This is necessary to build philosophy as science upon reliable grounds. The properties of external things are known by means of deductive knowledge, from the most evident ideas through to the fuzziest ones.

2005). As Varela, Thompson and Rosch (1993) sustain, neuroscience is built upon the insights of cognitive science that had arisen in the last mid-century, and which derived its notions under the influence of logical positivism to a great extent. Cognitive science applied the metaphor of a computer to the brain. , 2005; Karmarkar, 2011). Utility and preferences Utilitarianism will be the last current that we will examine here before turning to the emergence of homo oeconomicus’ version of rationality and RCT, since Utilitarianism is another of the fundamental influences on today’s economics and management.

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