There has been a long debate about how research contributes to theoretical knowledge (epist'm') about practice and how it contributes to the development of technique in the professions (poi'sis). There has also been debate about how research can contribute to praxis as 'right conduct' (on a neo-Aristotelian view of praxis) and as 'socially responsible, history-making action' (on a post-Marxian view) in the professions, and also to phron'sis, the disposition that Aristotle described as guiding and informing praxis. There is a danger in contemporary times, however, that phron'sis comes to be regarded simply as a form of knowledge 'in the heads' (and moral commitments) of practitioners rather than in terms of practical reasoning and practical philosophy ' that is, as something to be taught rather than as something that develops through experience as a capacity to approach the unavoidable uncertainties of practice in a thoughtful and reflective way.
|Title of host publication||Practical wisdom in the professions|
|Subtitle of host publication||Phronesis as professional knowledge|
|Editors||Allan Pitman, Anne Kinsella|
|Place of Publication||Rotterdam|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|