Social and organisational applications of the architectonic relation are most familiar, but the paradigm case of the relation describes a human persons’ control via mind/will of their other capacities, such as speech, sight, and movement, for the sake of their wellbeing. It is applied analogically to intra- and inter-relations of organisational entities. This teleological relation is part of the human datum and explanandum for natural/social science. An architectonic analysis of the datum presents problems for the project of reductive materialist explanation of mind/will and organisation. The reductionist must reconfigure human and organisational architectonics as working from the “bottom-up,” via brain and nervous system events, governed by physical laws alone. This implausibly entails the denial of traditional concepts of free will/choice, in favour of physicalist compatibilism. The case for dualism or “trialism” in Philosophical Anthropology, and for traditional Ethics/Business Ethics, is strengthened by applying the analysis of “architectonic” to the mind/body explanandum, drawing on organisation theory.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||The Business and Management Review|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|