This important book analyzes the major schools of thought in contemporary Western science in order to arrive at a philosophy (or philosophies) of science consistent with the discipline of nursing.
After examining traditional empiricist views of science, the contributors focus on the schools of thought that challenge them. Next, they introduce postmodern schools of thought including feminism, phenomenology, critical theory and poststructuralism.
Each analytic discussion is followed by a chapter exploring how particular tenets of the school have influenced the development of nursing knowledge and nursing science.
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Professor and Independence Chair, School of Nursing, John Hopkins University.
Table of ContentsPART ONE: INTRODUCTION AND THE EMPIRICIST SCHOOL OF THOUGHT Introduction: Nursing Science for Nursing Practice - Sue Karen DonaldsonContemporary Empiricism - Sandra J WeissPragmatism - Christine E Kapser The Problem with the Bottom LinePART TWO: REVOLUTIONARY/EVOLUTIONARY PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCEScience as Tradition and Tradition Shattering - Jacquelyn Anne K Kegley Thomas Kuhn's Philosophy of ScienceMoving Beyond - Barbara Riegel et al A Generative Philosophy of ScienceScience as Problem Solving - Sara T FryAn Evolutionary Approach to the Discipline of Nursing and Nursing Administration - Cathy Rodgers WardPART THREE: POSTMODERN PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCEFeminism, Science and Nursing - Ruth GinzbergThe Method Question - Sandra HardingPain: An Issue of Gender - Gayle Giboney PagePhenomenology and Science - Anna Omery and Carol MackThe Experience of Surgery - Marlene Zichi Cohen and Kenneth Norris, Jr. Phenomenological Clinical Nursing ResearchA Hermeneutical Human Science for Nursing - Richard H Steeves and David L KahnPassages Through the Heart - Francelyn Reeder A Hermeneutic of ChoiceCritical Theory for Science of Nursing Practice - Hesook Suzie Kim and Inger Margrethe HolterMethodology for Critical Theory - Inger Margrethe Holter and Hesook Suzie Kim Critical Action ResearchPost-Structuralist Science - Laura Dzurec An Historical Account for Profound VisibilitySevere Mental Disability? Or a Play of Wills? - Laura DzurecPART FOUR: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SCIENCE AND PRACTICEApplied Science, Practice and Intervention Technology - Anne H Bishop and John R Scudder, Jr.Science and Practice - Hannah Dean The Nature of KnowledgeScience as the Predictor of Professional Recognition and Success - Luther ChrismanEpilogue: The Journey Continues