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Launched on 2 November 2003, Philosophy for Business is an e-journal published by the International Society for Philosophers, looking at philosophical and ethical aspects of business practice.

We are aiming for a wide circulation to companies and corporations around the world, as well as academic philosophers.

In order to gain the widest possible readership, articles should be written in simple, non-technical language. The target length is 2500 words.

Some themes that we will be looking at:

   Globalization and monopoly
   Is business ethics possible?
   Philosophy of economics
   Practical ethics
   Idea of a code of conduct
   Freedom of speech
   Industrial democracy
   Whistle blowing
   Ecology and sustainability
   Education and health
   Business and the law
   Tax avoidance and evasion



Please send articles for Philosophy for Business to one of the Editors (see below) or to the List Manager Geoffrey Klempner at klempner@fastmail.net.

If you would like to receive Philosophy for Business, or unsubscribe, please go to https://lists.shef.ac.uk/sympa/
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Philosophy for Business is published by the International Society for Philosophers.

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The views expressed in this newsletter do not necessarily reflect those of the Editors or List Manager. If you have any suggestions, comments or criticisms, or if you would like to be an Editor, please write to the List Manager at klempner@fastmail.net.

Philosophy for Business is an open access journal, as defined by the Budapest Open Access Initiative.

In accordance with UK Law (April 2013) all content is archived by the British Library and is available within the reading rooms of all Legal Deposit Libraries.



LIST MANAGER

Geoffrey Klempner

klempner@fastmail.net




EDITORS

Marco Senatore
marco.senatore@tesoro.it

Peter S Borkowski
p.borkowski@aui.ma

Dena Hurst
dena.hurst@appa.edu

Sean Jasso
sean.jasso@pepperdine.edu





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P H I L O S O P H Y   F O R   B U S I N E S S           ISSN 2043-0736
http://www.isfp.co.uk/businesspathways/

Issue number 79
28th December 2016

CONTENTS

I. 'In Memory of Rachel Browne' by Geoffrey Klempner

II. 'New Technologies, the Infoworld, and the Need For Actionable
Knowledge' by Georgios Constantine Pentzaropoulos

III. 'A Market for Values and Metavalues' by Marco Senatore

IV. 'Security: Business As Something Real' by Maximiliano Korstanje

V. 'Technology and Human Dignity' by Yongho N. Nichodemus

VI. 'One Small Step Backwards for Humankind' by Michael Levy

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FROM THE LIST MANAGER

This issue of Philosophy for Business is long overdue. I
apologize to our regular readers who must be wondering whether we are
still here. We are here and very much alive and kicking.

As readers of Philosophy Pathways will know, sadly Rachel
Browne, the inspiration behind Philosophy for Business died a
year ago, on Christmas Day 2015. Although I am very pleased to see
that new Editors have now come on board, the process of creating
another issue has taken rather longer than I had anticipated.

This bumper issue is in large part playing catch-up -- publishing
articles that should have appeared many months ago. I apologize to
the authors for their long wait and thank them for their patience.

We have more articles in the pipleline, so another issue should
appear before not too long -- hopefully produced by one of our newly
appointed Editors.

All the best for 2017!

(c) Geoffrey Klempner 2016

Email: klempner@fastmail.net

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I. 'IN MEMORY OF RACHEL BROWNE' BY GEOFFREY KLEMPNER

Readers of our sister publication Philosophy Pathways learned last
January that Rachel Browne, the inspiration behind the Philosophy for
Business e-journal died after a long illness on Christmas Day 2015. As
I wrote in Issue 199 of Philosophy Pathways: Rachel was also the main
instigator of the launch, in 2003, of our second e-journal,
Philosophy for Business, writing to Company Directors and CEOs, and
badgering potential contributors for articles [..]

Read more...

http://www.isfp.co.uk/articles/Geoffrey_Klempner_In_Memory_of_Rachel_
Browne.pdf

(c) Geoffrey Klempner 2016

Email: klempner@fastmail.net

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II. 'NEW TECHNOLOGIES, THE INFOWORLD, AND THE NEED FOR ACTIONABLE
KNOWLEDGE' BY GEORGIOS CONSTANTINE PENTZAROPOULOS

This article is about knowledge with power or else actionable
knowledge. This kind of ability knowledge is often neglected in
mainstream epistemology but its importance in today's information
society should not be underestimated. The central element here is the
Infoworld, a ubiquitous world projected via the Internet. It is
argued that information acquired via this world can be transformed
into knowledge by means of logical inference. Knowledge acquisition
is seen here as a continuous-time feedback process with its stability
depending upon reliable information [...]

Read more...

http://www.isfp.co.uk/articles/Georgios_Constantine_Pentzaropoulos_
New_Technologies_the_Infoworld_and_the_Need_for_Actionable_
Knowledge.pdf

(c) Georgios Constantine Pentzaropoulos 2016

Email: gcpent@econ.uoa.gr

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III. 'A MARKET FOR VALUES AND METAVALUES' BY MARCO SENATORE

The present article is aimed at defining some dimensions of autonomy,
as well as proposing an instrument which could promote them in our
societies. In particular, I will describe the institution of a market
for inner motivations (values and metavalues), which could complement
the daily economic interactions among individuals, nowadays mainly
confined to the exchange of goods and services [...]

Read more...

http://www.isfp.co.uk/articles/Marco_Senatore_A_Market_for_Values_and_
Metavalues.pdf

(c) Marco Senatore 2016

Email: marco.senatore@tesoro.it

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IV. 'SECURITY: BUSINESS AS SOMETHING REAL' BY MAXIMILIANO KORSTANJE

Although we live in a stage of securitization, as never before, the
term security is very hard to grasp for scholars. One of the most
paradoxical situations seems to be that security is an evident
impossibility. Despite of the efforts done to mitigate the effects of
crime at the urban cities, criminal rates have risen considerably over
the last decades. As Zygmunt Bauman put it, marginal groups are being
penalized by their inability to embrace mass-consumption [...]

Read more...

http://www.isfp.co.uk/articles/Maximiliano_Korstanje_Security_
Business_as_Something_Real.pdf

(c) Maximilliano Korstanje 2016

Email: maxikorstanje@hotmail.com

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V. 'TECHNOLOGY AND HUMAN DIGNITY' BY YONGHO N. NICHODEMUS

Today, unlike in the past, man is most attached to the scientific
enterprise. There is a strong conviction that science is capable of
solving most of humanity's problems. Some believe strongly too that
with time science is going to find a solution to the most nagging
problem such as death and life; that is, it is held among some
scholars that with enough time and progress in research, the latter
problem could be solved. Life could be restored in a person after
he/she has died [...]

Read more...

http://www.isfp.co.uk/articles/Yongho_N_Nichodemus_Technology_and_
Human_Dignity.pdf

(c) Yongho N. Nichodemus 2016

Email: educarest_cameroon@yahoo.com

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VI. ONE STEP BACKWARDS FOR HUMANKIND' BY MICHAEL LEVY

Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and declared: "One small step for
man, one giant leap for humankind." The first human footprint
imprinted on the moon and will forever be a monument to the ingenuity
of the human race. That one small step by Mr Armstrong is an
exceptional feat of humanity's ingenuity. However, there is one small
step backwards that very few human beings will ever experience in
their life on earth [...]

Read more...

http://www.isfp.co.uk/articles/Michael_Levy_One_Step_Backwards_for_
Humankind.pdf

(c) Michael Levy 2016

Email: MIKMIKL@aol.com

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