Following Reason: A Theory and Strategy for Rational Leadersjip

Mark Manolopoulos

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Throughout history, humanity has regularly followed anti-rational figures and
forces: demagogic rulers, perverted deities, exploitative economic systems, and so on. Such leadership and followership have wrought all kinds of oppression and conflict. What if this pattern could be altered? What if society were led by
Reason instead? Prompted by Cicero’s exhortation to “follow reason as leader
as though it were a god”, Following Reason: A Theory and Strategy for Rational
Leadership explores this intriguing and potentially transformative possibility.
Manolopoulos uniquely blends leadership psychology with a deep understanding
of philosophical reasoning theory to show how leaders can bravely reimagine and reconstruct society. The book retraces leadership mis-steps in history, and proposes a more “logicentric” theory of leadership built on compelling philosophical axioms and arguments. Following Reason emphasizes the weight of philosophy and cognition in leadership, and advocates for a diverse network that can create, uphold, and implement a blueprint for a better global society.
This wide-ranging and timely book is ideal for leadership, management, and
philosophy students at undergraduate and graduate levels.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
Number of pages155
ISBN (Electronic)9781315542058
ISBN (Print)9781138650572, 9781138650589
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameLeadership: Research and practice

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