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Tyrone S. Pitsis & Stewart R. Clegg

In: Handbook of Organizational and Managerial Wisdom

Chapter 18: Interpersonal Metaphysics—“We Live in a Political World”: The Paradox of Managerial Wisdom

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Interpersonal Metaphysics—“We Live in a Political World”: The Paradox of Managerial Wisdom
Interpersonal metaphysics—“we live in a political world”: The paradox of managerial wisdom

A fool who knows he is a fool is truly wise. A fool who thinks he is wise is truly a fool.

—Buddhist proverb

Philosophy is the love of wisdom (the philo of sophia). However, wisdom is not something that people necessarily have or live by. Our perspective of philosophy in this chapter is predominantly concerned with metaphysics—or, more precisely, the experience of being that preoccupied much of the ancient Greek philosophers’ thoughts, what Aristotle described as “first philosophy” or the study of “being qua being.” Metaphysically, the appropriate question to ask is not so much “what is wisdom?” as it is “what does ...

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