Heidegger, Organization, and Care

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Heidegger’s figuration of the human as Dasein has us flickering between a condition of organizational capture and openness. Dasein always has to work from within a historically sedimented condition of instrumental relations and theoretical presentations into which it has fallen, and from which it projects. This chapter critically considers the nature of this capture and openness, specifically in relation to the discussion of conscience and care in Being and Time. Using the Pre-Raphaelite painting The Awakening Conscience by William Holman Hunt as a provocation, I argue the flicker lies with the re-organized disclosure of being that arises from the struggle of letting difference remain a difference.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Phenomenologies and Organization Studies
EditorsFrançois-Xavier de Vaujany, Jeremy Aroles, Mar Perézts
Number of pages22
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication date2023
ISBN (Print)9780192865755
ISBN (Electronic)9780191956508
Publication statusPublished - 2023
SeriesOxford Handbooks


  • Care
  • Phenomenology
  • Organization
  • Conscience
  • Heidegger
  • Pre-Raphaelite
  • John Ruskin
  • Annie Miller
  • Holman Hunt

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