Finding purpose in planning

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Title: Finding purpose in planning
Authors: Lennon, Mick
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Date: Mar-2015
Abstract: This article presents a novel interpretive approach to advancing knowledge of how practitioners locate purpose in their practice and how this in turn influences their practice. The approach is formulated by drawing upon and integrating the moral philosophy of Alasdair MacIntyre with the hermeneutical philosophy of Paul Ricouer. The article argues that this approach offers insight into the important role of narrative in producing self-understanding, rationalizing judgment, and justifying action. Original empirical material regarding a practitioner’s account of promoting a new planning concept is used to illustrate the elucidatory potential of the approach.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Sage Publications
Journal: Journal of Planning Education and Research
Volume: 35
Issue: 1
Start page: 63
End page: 75
Copyright (published version): 2014 the Authors
Keywords: MacIntyrePurposeRicouerNarrativePractice
DOI: 10.1177/0739456X14560573
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection

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