Journal of Business Ethics 16 (1):23 - 35 (1997)

The use of literature, and other sources from the humanities, in management education has become more prominent in recent years. But, there is reason to question the ethical justifications by which the marriage of Management and the Humanities is customarily defended. This paper is a critique of Management and the Humanities as it is practiced through the use of literature. By means of a liberal pragmatist kind of criticism, and a case analysis about a hypothetical Grand Theory of Management called Theory R, I draw a sharp distinction between a Management and the Humanities approach that merely confirms conventional truths and a new approach to Management and the Humanities that enables students to grow as what Henry Giroux calls "critical rather than 'good' citizens." I show how this new approach can enable management educators to retrieve the potential of Management and the Humanities to contribute to liberal education.
Keywords Philosophy   Ethics   Business Education   Economic Growth   Management
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2004
DOI 10.1023/A:1017972706011
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 71,410
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

The Ethics of Authenticity.Charles Taylor - 1992 - Harvard University Press.
Convention: A Philosophical Study.David Lewis - 1969 - Synthese 26 (1):153-157.
Convention: A Philosophical Study.David K. Lewis - 1971 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 4 (2):137-138.
Trotsky and the Wild Orchids.Richard Rorty - 1992 - Common Knowledge 1 (3):140-153.
The Power of Genre.Adena Rosmarin - 1987 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 45 (3):307-309.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Management-Think.Mark Pastin - 1985 - Journal of Business Ethics 4 (4):297 - 307.
Ethics, Management, and the Existentialist Entrepreneur.Daniel R. Gilbert Jr - 2002 - The Ruffin Series of the Society for Business Ethics 2002:113-124.


Added to PP index

Total views
34 ( #337,445 of 2,519,870 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #406,012 of 2,519,870 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes