Book chapter

Ad fontes: philosophical foundations of paradox research

ContributorsSchad, Jonathan
Published inThe Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox, Editors Oxford University Press, p. 27-47
Publication date2017

With paradox moving toward a meta-theory, research is increasingly drawing on its rich philosophical foundation. These include diverse fields such as dialectics, existentialism, and logic, each of which emphasizes different aspects of paradoxes. However, discussions have mostly focused on single philosophical aspects, potentially leading to an incomplete and polarized view of paradox and hindering cross-fertilization. At worst, this development turns into reproducing “paradigm wars.” To avoid this, I introduce the main philosophical foundations dealing with different aspects of paradox, and interpret them as lenses. As such, I link them to paradox research in management, provide a systematic overview, and highlight avenues for future research.

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SCHAD, Jonathan. Ad fontes: philosophical foundations of paradox research. In: The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Paradox. [s.l.] : [s.n.], 2017. p. 27–47.
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