Philosophy of Management https://doi.org/10.1007/s40926-018-0091-4 Towards a Political Philosophy of Management: Performativity & Visibility in Management Practices 1 2 François-Xavier de Vaujany & Jeremy Aroles & Pierre Laniray Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018 Abstract Phenomenological, process-based and post-Marxist approaches have stressed the immanent nature of the ontogenesis of our world. The concept of performativity epitomizes these temporal, spatial and material views. Reality is always in movement itself: it is constantly materially and socially ‘performed’. Other views lead to a pre-defined world that would be mostly revealed through sensations (i.e. ‘representational perspectives’). These transcendental stances assume that a subject, although pre-existing experience, is the absolute condition of possibility of it. In this paper, we develop another view of performativity (either complemen- tary or interrelated to an immanent stance), one that re-introduces transcendence in the analysis but sees in it something dialogical to the process itself. We draw from the notions of visibility- invisibility and continuity-discontinuity (Merleau-Ponty 1945/2013, 1964) in order to show how everyday activity both performs and makes visible the world. From that perspective, modes of visibility appear as conditions of possibility of performativity itself. We draw some implications for the conceptualization of management practices. .
Philosophy of Management – Springer Journals
Published: May 31, 2018
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