Journal Article


Mick Lennon


Art & Design

ricouer macintyre narrative philosophy material planning purpose

Finding purpose in planning (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.
Collections Ireland -> University College Dublin -> Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy Research Collection
Ireland -> University College Dublin -> School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy

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