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Le philosophe en entreprise, « un drôle d’animal »

Abstract : From a dialogue with the "corporate philosopher" of a French industrial group, this article aims at understanding of what can consist today a function claiming to be philosophic in a company. The dialogue of two researchers in management with a "corporate philosopher" tries to understand utility, but also ambiguities in the identity of the philosopher in a company. The "corporate philosopher" must meet the requirements of both telling the truth and satisfying his employer. He thus turns out to be "a strange animal", simultaneously a consultant, coach and sophist, manipulated and manipulator. As a result, he seems to be rather similar to the “horsefly” described by Socrate in his Apology, sparking his interlocutors’ attention to hold them awakened.
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Thibaud Brière, Anne Janand, Lidwine Maizeray. Le philosophe en entreprise, « un drôle d’animal ». Question(s) de Management, éditions EMS, 2018, 20 (1), pp.15. ⟨10.3917/qdm.181.0015⟩. ⟨hal-02572685⟩



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