Applied Philosophy

We use the innovations from philosophy in our lives every day. From the foundations of computing and mathematics, to our forms of government, ethics and public debate, to our concepts of nature and the environment, and the relationships between organisations and individuals, applied philosophy runs throughout our lives.

The application of philosophy to business may not seem immediately obvious; however, all of the following business topics are based on concepts with origins in philosophy, and philosophy has been applied in multiple ways in their development:

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Knowledge and information management
  • Intelligent systems
  • Systems thinking
  • Models of decision-making
  • Approaches to problem-solving
  • Theories of change
  • Power and stakeholders
  • Learning and development
  • Creativity and innovation

And this list is by no means exhaustive!

With decades of experience applying and using philosophy and philosophical theory in management and education, I offer deeper insights than other consultants into how to get your business and management practices right, from their foundations upwards. Everything I do in working with you is rooted in research and evidence, and the highest levels of scholarship, drawing on philosophy, management theory, ethics and the best business practice.

Philosophical Consultancy

If you would like to develop your thinking, critical and evaluative skills more deeply for yourself or your team, I offer a more focused and dedicated philosophical consultancy service. I will work with you to deepen the approaches you and your team take to problems and strategies, be they for business, domestic or whole-life issues. Topics could include (but are not limited to) ethical and social dilemmas and challenges, understanding knowledge and truth, theories of the self and self-knowledge, and argumentation theory.

Philosophy Teaching

Additionally, I teach philosophy on a private basis and offer support for philosophy and business studies students from A-level through to Masters level. Please contact me for further details of this service.