Faites vos jeux : Entrepreneurship studies at its philosophical crossroads

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"Let us create extraordinary words, on condition that they be put to the most ordinary use… " Gilles Deleuze, Negotiations

We still believe that entrepreneurship research could be much more reflexive about the roots it says to be stemming from and the routes it prioritizes to follow. Therefore, this presentation tries to remember a few important philosophical bifurcation points which have important consequences for how we can imagine entrepreneurship research and what entrepreneurship researchers can do. Whether we play out Parmenides against Heraclitus, Kant against Arendt or Descartes against Spinoza, the conceptual options are radically different in an ontological, ethical and political sense. As we talk about where entrepreneurship comes from, we are equally attracted about ideas about where entrepreneurship is going and what it can become. While such a philosophical debate might be considered by some as a side-dish, we would like to suggest that this is a vital discussion which spices our appetite for questions of politics, ethics and aesthetics. To actualize an old slogan into a question which seeks to respond to potentialities that fuel our desire to become in the present: how can entrepreneurship research itself become entrepreneurial? Let's play.

Authors Steyaert, Chris & Hjorth, Daniel
Language English
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Institute/School OPSY - Research Institute for Organizational Psychology
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Refereed No
Date 18 March 2013
Event Title Advancing European Traditions of Entrepreneurship Studies
Event Location Leeds, UK
Depositing User Prof. PhD Chris Steyaert
Date Deposited 27 Mar 2013 10:41
Last Modified 23 Aug 2016 11:16
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/221660

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Steyaert, Chris & Hjorth, Daniel: Faites vos jeux : Entrepreneurship studies at its philosophical crossroads. Advancing European Traditions of Entrepreneurship Studies. Leeds, UK, 18 March 2013.

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