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Practical Import of Political Inquiry (Hardcover) (Brian Caterino)

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This book examines a basic problem in critical approaches to political and social inquiry: in what way is social inquiry animated by a practical intent? This practical intent is not external to inquiry as an add-on or a choice by the inquirer, but is inherent to the process of inquiry. The practical intent in inquiry derives from the connection between social inquiry and the participant’s perspective. The social inquirer, in order to grasp the sense of those who are the subject of inquiry, has to adopt the perspective of the participant in the social world. Caterino opposes the view that research is an autonomous activity distinct from or superior to a participant’s perspective. He argues that since the inquirer is on the same level as the participant, all inquiry should be considered mutual critique in which those who are addressed by inquiry have an equal right and an equal capacity to criticize addressors.
Number of Pages: 117.0
Genre: Political Science, Social Science
Sub-Genre: Government / General, Sociology / General, History + Theory
Series Title: Political Philosophy and Public Purpose
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Brian Caterino
Language: English
Street Date: June 27, 2016
TCIN: 51177545
UPC: 9783319324425
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-5158

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