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Toward a More Phronetic Leisure Science
Leisure Science
  • Daniel Dustin, University of Utah
  • Keri Schwab, University of Utah
  • Jeff Rose, University of Utah
Publication Date
3-2-2012
Abstract
In this essay, we examine the assumptions underlying natural science, social science, and the humanities. More specifically, we suggest that social science in general and leisure science in particular be guided by a different set of assumptions than those guiding natural science and the humanities. Drawing on the Aristotelian idea of phronesis, we propose that value rationality more so than instrumental rationality guide social scientific inquiry, and that social science in general, and leisure science in particular, be viewed as a bridge between natural science and the humanities.
Citation Information
Daniel Dustin, Keri Schwab and Jeff Rose. "Toward a More Phronetic Leisure Science" Leisure Science Vol. 34 Iss. 2 (2012) p. 191 - 197
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/keschwab/18/