Practice and the Human Sciences

Practice and the Human Sciences : The Case for a Judgment-Based Practice of Care

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Teachers, nurses, psychotherapists, and other practitioners of care are under pressure to substitute specific, prescribed techniques in place of using their own judgment. Donald E. Polkinghorne assembles the case for the return to judgment-based practice for the professions that engage in direct person-to-person interaction with those they serve. Set in the larger context of the technification of society, Polkinghorne draws from Weber, Heidegger, Ihde, Bourdieu, de Certeau, and other philosophers to trace the advancing power of the technological worldview in Western culture and uses Aristotle, Dewey, and Gadamer to help make his case that we should be doing things very differently.
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  • Hardback | 231 pages
  • 158 x 230 x 20mm | 439.99g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791461998
  • 9780791461990

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"This book is an incredibly lucid account of the current context of practice, not only in psychology but also across the social sciences."
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About Donald E. Polkinghorne

Donald E. Polkinghorne is Emeritus Professor and Chair of Counseling Psychology at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California. He is the author of Methodology for the Human Sciences: Systems of Inquiry and Narrative Knowing and the Human Sciences, both also published by SUNY Press.
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