Professional Practice and Education

Phronesis as Professional Knowledge

Practical Wisdom in the Professions

Editors: Kinsella, Elizabeth Anne, Pitman, Allan (Eds.)

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Phronesis is the Aristotelian notion of practical wisdom. In this collected series, phronesis is explored as an alternate way of considering professional knowledge. In the present context dominated by technical rationalities and instrumentalist approaches, a re-examination of the concept of phronesis offers a fundamental re-visioning of the educational aims in professional schools and continuing professional education programs. This book originated from a conversation amongst an interdisciplinary group of scholars from education, health, philosophy, and sociology, who share concerns that something of fundamental importance – of moral signi?cance – is missing from the vision of what it means to be a professional. The contributors consider the ways in which phronesis offers a generative possibility for reconsidering the professional knowledge of practitioners. The question at the centre of this inquiry is: “If we take phronesis seriously as an organising framework for professional knowledge, what are the implications for professional education and practice?” A multiplicity of understandings emerge as to what is meant by phronesis and how it might be reinterpreted, understood, applied, and extended in a world radically different to that of the progenitor of the term, Aristotle. For those concerned with professional life this is a conversation not to be missed.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Phronesis as Professional Knowledge
Book Subtitle
Practical Wisdom in the Professions
Editors
  • Elizabeth Anne Kinsella
  • Allan Pitman
Series Title
Professional Practice and Education
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-731-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-731-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 177
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