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Interpretive Phenomenology — Embodiment, Caring, and Ethics in Health and Illness - Edited by Patricia Benner

Sage, Inc, 1994, Paperback ..
Condition: Good. An adequate reading copy only. Ex-library with usual marks, numerals to the spine, pocket torn from the first blank and wraps mylar-covered. Text complete, clean and tight.

From the introduction: “The authors in this collection of essays and studies collectively demonstrate the power of Heideggerian or Interpretive phenomenology for areas of study related to lifeworld, meanings, skilled know-how, clinical knowledge and everyday skillful ethical comportment. The background of this work and its philosophical underpinnings are described in Part I. Part II demonstrates how the powers of understanding and the skills, of allowing the text and the transitions in thinking that naturally occur when questioning and interpreting texts, shape the studies. The authors use Interpretive Phenomenology to study these everyday aspects of the world and give new access and vision to interpretive human studies. While each of the interpretive studies has a family resemblance, they are uniquely shaped by the questions asked and responses given by the participants. The family resemblance is not based on uniformly trying to get structures, processes, or functions of human capacities explained or described in the same ways. The similarities come from a shared understanding of what it means to be an embodied human-being that is self-interpreting and that takes a stand on being a particular finite human being in particular communities at a particular time in history.”
Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6")
Number of Pages: 372
ISBN: 0803957238
Introduction: Hubert L. Dreyfus

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