Back to the Rough Ground

  • Practical Judgment and the Lure of Technique

  • by Joseph Dunne

  • 512 pages, 0.00 x 0.00

  • Paperback | 9780268007058 | September 1997

  • Hardcover | 9780268161729 | September 1997

  • eBook (PDF) | 9780268161125 | September 1997

  • eBook (EPUB) | 9780268161132 | September 1997

  • Revisions: A Series of Books on Ethics


Back to the Rough Ground is a philosophical investigation of practical knowledge, with major import for professional practice and the ethical life in modern society. Its purpose is to clarify the kind of knowledge that informs good practice in a range of disciplines such as education, psychotherapy, medicine, management, and law. Through reflection on key modern thinkers who have revived cardinal insights of Aristotle, and a sustained engagement with the Philosopher himself, it presents a radical challenge to the scientistic assumptions that have dominated how these professional domains have been conceived, practiced, and institutionalized.