From workplace ethics to catastrophe avoidance, Philosophical Applications provides actionable solutions for corporations and foundations
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 11, 2019 – In an increasingly complex world in which even small mistakes can have significant consequences, a new consulting company is offering solutions based on an unexpected source – philosophy. Philosophical Applications was created to help corporations and other large organizations avoid the missteps that can lead to unforeseen disaster and help minimize damage when the worst occurs.
“We offer a special kind of expertise that’s not generally available,” says cofounder Colin McGinn, an internationally acclaimed philosopher who has taught at Oxford University, UCLA, Princeton, and other schools. “We all come from outside the business world, with training in analytical theory, logic, and ethics. Thus the solutions we provide go beyond the conventional wisdom usually available to corporations or foundations.”
Philosophical Applications tackles the kind of challenges that require more than a better business model or by-the-book legal guidance. When dealing with such thorny issues as privacy rights or workplace harassment – or anticipating the future consequences of a new policy proposal – it helps to have a special skill set.
“Philosophers are trained to envisage and consider all possibilities, however outlandish,” says McGinn. “This combination of openness and rigor are critical in thinking about unintended results. And with ethical issues, deep knowledge of how values work and a clear understanding of the difference between right and wrong makes it easier to arrive at good solutions.”
In addition to McGinn, Philosophical Applications’ cofounders include influential author and Professor of Philosophy Edward Erwin; technology and finance expert (and former philosophy teacher) Ted Kornfeld; and Charles Carlini, CEO of Carlini Media and creator of the highly regarded educational website Simply Charly.
Philosophical Applications offers a full range of services geared to the needs of mid-sized and large corporations and foundations, including those in the financial, social media, technology, philanthropic, manufacturing, and communications spaces. These fall under the categories of Catastrophe Anticipation and Avoidance, Ethical Awareness and Security, Review & Analysis of Policies and Procedures, and Interactive Seminars for Executives.
For more information, please visit https://www.applyphil.com.