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Human Affairs

Postdisciplinary Humanities & Social Sciences Quarterly

Editor-in-Chief: Višnovský, Emil

Ed. by Bianchi, Gabriel / Hrubec, Marek / Tartaglia, James

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Volume 19, Issue 4


The "Practice Turn" in the Contemporary Socio-Human Sciences

Emil Višňovský
  • Department of Social and Biological Communication, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Klemensova 19, 813 64 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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Published Online: 2009-12-23 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10023-009-0051-7

The "Practice Turn" in the Contemporary Socio-Human Sciences

The paper provides an overview of the current situation in the socio-human sciences, which is characterised by attempts to overcome traditional one-sided approaches and look for new alternatives. One of the latest alternatives to traditional approaches in the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences is the "practice turn". It is the turn to another, non-traditional approach to practice but also to Aristotelian phronesis. The author gives an account of three main tenets of this turn with reference to both ancient Greek and modern conceptions of practice.

Keywords: socio-human sciences; practice; "practice turn"; social theory; phronesis

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Published Online: 2009-12-23

Published in Print: 2009-12-01

Citation Information: Human Affairs, Volume 19, Issue 4, Pages 378–396, ISSN (Online) 1337-401X, ISSN (Print) 1210-3055, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/v10023-009-0051-7.

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