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Organisational Spaces and Intelligent Machines: A Metaphorical Approach to Ethics

  • Luis Montaño Hirose
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Abstract

This paper tackles the main changes that have taken place in the mechanical worldview of simple, self-regulating and intelligent machines, and studies their repercussions at the ethical and organisational level. These views of machines agree with the scientific, human-relations and postmodern proposals in organisation theory, in that they are in fact reflections on human nature which depend on metaphorical devices within which the machine metaphor is central.

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Organisations Social spaces Metaphor Modernisation Ethics 

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  • Luis Montaño Hirose
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversidad Autónoma Metropolitana-IztapalapaMexico

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