6 Conceptual activism

Entrepreneurship education as a philosophical project

Christian Garmann Johnsen, Lena Olaison and Bent Meier Sørensen

Introduction

Philosophy is back in business.

(Seidman, 2010)

In recent years, entrepreneurs have increasingly turned to philosophy for solutions. The above statement about the value of philosophy emerged from what Dov Seidman, CEO of the ethics and compliance management firm LRN, perceives as a need to rethink business as an intertwined field in which “Credit, climate and consumption crises cannot be solved through specialized expertise alone” (Seidman, 2010). Seidman is not alone in this observation. Christine Nasserghodsi, director of innovation at GEMS Education, discovered while developing an entrepreneurship ...

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