Passion, Knowledge and Motivation: Ontologies of Desire

  title={Passion, Knowledge and Motivation: Ontologies of Desire},
  author={Stephen A. Linstead and Joanna Brewis},
  pages={351 - 371}
In this paper we address some neglected ontological issues regarding the ideas of passion and knowledge in the contemporary Western context. We argue that passion as a concept can be understood in two main ways. The prevalent interpretation in organization studies is teleological, that of a powerful, purposive motivation to achieve an end result. The second is an ontological understanding of the nature of desire, which in itself is double-sided. Using the ideas of Foucault and Bataille, we… Expand
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