Theorizing PRAXIS: Studies in Hermeneutical Pragmatism

Theorizing PRAXIS: Studies in Hermeneutical Pragmatism

by Paul Fairfield
     
 

Theorizing Praxis investigates the theory/practice relation in philosophy, particularly within the fields of hermeneutics, ethics, and the philosophy of education. In so doing, it uncovers important areas of common ground between hermeneutical and pragmatist philosophy. Paul Fairfield defends a «practice-immanent» method of theorizing, which is

Overview

Theorizing Praxis investigates the theory/practice relation in philosophy, particularly within the fields of hermeneutics, ethics, and the philosophy of education. In so doing, it uncovers important areas of common ground between hermeneutical and pragmatist philosophy. Paul Fairfield defends a «practice-immanent» method of theorizing, which is indebted to both traditions and aims to explicitly articulate the spontaneously emergent constitutional dynamics of social practices rather than continue the project of transcendental theory construction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820449975
Publisher:
Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2000
Series:
New Perspectives in Philosophical Scholarship Series , #15
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The Author: Paul Fairfield holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada). He is the author of Moral Selfhood in the Liberal Tradition: The Politics of Individuality and coauthor (with Gary B. Madison and Ingrid Harris) of Is There a Canadian Philosophy? Reflections on the Canadian Identity. He has been published extensively in scholarly journals in the fields of hermeneutics, ethics, and political philosophy.

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