Δευτέρα, 20 Ιουλίου 2015

Η Ευγενής Τέχνη της Πολιτικής...

Αντιγράφω από το βιβλίο "Peopleware: Productive Projects and Teams" (http://www.amazon.com/Peopleware-Productive-Pr…/…/B00DY5A8X2) το εξής καταπληκτικό που αξίζει να το μελετήσουμε όλοι και όχι μόνο όσοι ασχολούμαστε με την Πληροφορική:

The science of making communities, making them healthy and satisfying
for all, is called politics. We hasten to add that it’s not the shameless shenanigans of corporate infighting that we’re going to address here; those are the pathologies of politics. What we need to look at instead is “Politics, the Noble Science,” as first described by Aristotle.

Aristotle included Politics among the five interlinked Noble Sciences that
together make up Philosophy. The five are:

  • Metaphysics: the study of existence, the nature of the universe and all its contents
  • Logic: the ways we may know something, the set of permissible conclusions we may draw based on our perceptions, and some sensible rules of deduction and inference
  • Ethics: what we know about man and what we may deduce and infer (through Logic) about acceptable interactions between pairs of individuals
  • Politics: how we may logically extend Ethics to the larger group, the science of creating and managing such groups consistent with ethical behavior and logical recognition of the metaphysical entities—humans and the community made up of humans
  • Aesthetics: the appreciation of symbols and images of metaphysical reality, which are pleasing to the extent that they are logically consistent and that they inform us about ethical interaction and/or political harmony
You may be quite sure that you want no part of office politics of the sleazy kind, but Aristotelian Politics is something else entirely. Aristotelian Politics is the key practice of good management. Refusing to be political in the Aristotelian sense is disastrous; it is an abnegation of the manager’s real responsibility. Similarly, senior workers at all levels share some responsibility for community-building. They are the elders of whatever community does form.

"Η κατά Αριστοτέλη Πολιτική είναι το κλειδί για το σωστό μάνατζμεντ. Η άρνηση του να είσαι Πολιτικός, με την Αριστοτέλεια έννοια του όρου, είναι καταστροφικό!".
Πόσο διαφορετικά θα ήταν τα πράγματα στην πολιτική ζωή της χώρας αν οι πολιτικοί μας ταγοί μελετούσαν τον Αριστοτέλη;... Και ας μην ξεχνάμε πως ο Μέγας Αλέξανδρος, ο μέγιστος αυτός Στρατηγός και Πολιτικός, υπήρξε μαθητής του Σταγειρίτη...

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