Re-Thinking Management: Insights from Western Classical Humanism
Vianney Domingo () and
Domènec Melé ()
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Vianney Domingo: Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
Domènec Melé: University of Navarra
Humanistic Management Journal, 2022, vol. 7, issue 1, No 1, 21 pages
Abstract A variety of theories of management and organizational studies have failed to consider the human being in his or her integrity and, thus, fall short of being humanistic. This article seeks to contribute to the recovery of a more complete view of the human being in management, learning from classical humanism developed throughout Western Civilization, from the Greek and Roman Philosophers and the Judeo-Christian legacy to the Renaissance. More specifically, it discusses several relevant aspects of this Classical humanism, which can aid in re-thinking management. These include a realistic epistemology and metaphysics, and the human being as a whole (endowed with intrinsic dignity and called to growth). Classical humanism also entails the consideration of the human action as a unity with both internal and external dimensions, ethics understood as a guide for good life, society viewed as a community of people, and being open to beauty and transcendence.
Keywords: Humanistic management; Humanism; Human action; Human dignity (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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