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The Production of Seriousness

The Metaphysics of Economic Reason

Authors: Gustafsson, C.

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This book is about the roots of managerial rationality. A theoretical base, founded on the concept of 'memetics' is developed in order to explain human thinking and human reason as products of cultural evolution. Cultural change and development are explained by simple, value-driven memetic mechanisms like 'ritualization' and 'extremization'.

About the authors

CLAES GUSTAFSSON is Professor of Industrial Economics and Management (em.) at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. In addition to this he is an affiliated professor of industrial management at the Ångström Laboratories, Uppsala University Sweden. His research interests include management and organization, business ethics, organizational culture, decision theory and business philosophy.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Truth and the Self-Evident

    Gustafsson, Claes

    Pages 1-15

  • Practical Reason

    Gustafsson, Claes

    Pages 16-49

  • The Elementary Forms of the Truth Experience

    Gustafsson, Claes

    Pages 50-98

  • The Relativistic Basis of Understanding

    Gustafsson, Claes

    Pages 99-125

  • The Structural Dynamics of Social Thinking

    Gustafsson, Claes

    Pages 126-173

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Production of Seriousness
Book Subtitle
The Metaphysics of Economic Reason
Authors
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-35571-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230355712
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-35488-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-34669-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 219
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