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The hospitality phenomenon: philosophical enlightenment?

O'Gorman, Kevin D. (2007) The hospitality phenomenon: philosophical enlightenment? International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, 1 (3). pp. 189-202. ISSN 1750-6182

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Abstract

The emergent paradigm of hospitality studies does not have a coherent philosophical foundation. In seeking to identify a philosophy of hospitality this paper explores Derrida's contribution, along with other writers in philosophy and postcolonial theory, who are either writing in the field or have developed his works. Derrida and others are often cited within the context of the emerging paradigm of hospitality studies. In order to examine and critically evaluate the possibility of the construct of a philosophy of the phenomenon of hospitality, the review of the philosophical concepts is set within three perspectives: individual moral philosophy; hospitality and the nation states, and hospitality and language. Although examining the writings of Derrida and others provides an insight into the phenomenon of hospitality, a coherent philosophy of hospitality seems to be an enigma; possibly because hospitality is not a matter of objective knowledge.

Item type: Article
ID code: 5986
Keywords: hospitality services, hospitality management, philosophical concepts, Commerce, Management. Industrial Management, Philosophy (General), Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management, Geography, Planning and Development
Subjects: Social Sciences > Commerce
Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Philosophy (General)
Department: Strathclyde Business School > Strategy and Organisation
Depositing user: Dr Kevin O'Gorman
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2008
Last modified: 21 May 2015 09:58
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/5986

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