Towards an Immanent Business Ethics?


  • Finn Janning Independent Philosopher Barcelona, Spain


immanent ethics, power, affirmative practice, Deleuze, Nietzsche


The aim of this paper is to explore the possibilities for an immanent ethics for business. The paper has three parts. In the first part, I make some general and critical comments about the nature of business ethics. In the second part, I outline the immanent ethics as presented by the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. Then, I positioning immanent ethics within business, primarily in relation to the terms "best practice" and "best fit." The main claim here is that an immanent ethics encourages a shift from a merely reactive approach toward an active. This shift opens up the field for an affirmative practice that aims at enlarging the discussion within business ethics as such

Author Biography

Finn Janning, Independent Philosopher Barcelona, Spain

Finn Janning is writer and philosopher. He holds a PhD from Copenhagen Business School in practical philosophy (2005).


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Janning, F. (2015). Towards an Immanent Business Ethics?. Asian Journal of Humanities and Social Studies, 3(6). Retrieved from