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The adventure of relevance : an ethics of social inquiry

Author: Martin Savransky
Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.
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At a time where the relevance of the social sciences is under threat, this innovative book offers a speculative experimentation on the philosophy and methodology of the social sciences to rethink what 'relevance' is, and to cultivate a new ethos of knowledge-making for an eventful world. Engaging a diverse a range of thinkers including Alfred North Whitehead, Gilles Deleuze and Isabelle Stengers, as well as the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Savransky
ISBN: 9781137571465 1137571462
OCLC Number: 951809560
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Contents: Acknowledgements; Contents; Foreword, by Isabelle Stengers; 1: Introduction: The Care of Knowledge; Stepping Out into the Open; Reconstructing Social Inquiry or, What Is Ethics?; Contemporary Social Sciences and the Ethics of Inquiry; Coming Steps; 2: The Question of Relevance; Introduction: The Demands for Relevance; Matters of Fact, Facts that Matter: Contemporary Social Science and the Adventure of Relevance; Ecologies of Relevance in a Buzzing World; Patterns, Relationality, and Radical Empiricism; Conclusion: Casting Off; 3: The Risks of Invention. Introduction: In Order to Know, We Must Invent for Ourselves Of God-Tricks and Other Tyrants: The Contemporary Politics of Objectivity; Beyond Still Objectivity? Actor-Network Theory, Subjects and Objects; The Risks of Invention; Conclusion: The Task of Cultivation; 4: Thinking With Encounters; Introduction: What Is an Encounter?; A Preliminary Note: Encounters All the Way Down (and Up); Experimenting with Objects: Emotions, Social Psychology, and Multiple Objectors; Knowing Before the Field: Peasants, Responsibility, and How Beans Matter. Knowing in the Midst of Words: Social Science, Interpretation, and the Risk of Telling Conclusion: Cultivating Perplexity; 5: Modes of Connection; Introduction: Knowledge and Its Effects; From Performativity to Connections; On the Efficacy of Inventions: Knowledge and Its Milieu; Modes of Connection: Matters of Belief, Partial Efficacies, Circulating Effects; Conclusion: A World of Connections; 6: An Ethics of Adventure; Introduction: The Transformation of the Possible; Between the Ordinary and the Exceptional: A Pragmatics of the Event? Children of the Event: Towards an Ethics of Inheritance The Lure of the Event and the Ethics of Exposure; Conclusion: Transitional Knowledge; 7: For Speculative Experimentation; Theory's Thousand Tiny Deaths: Social Theory, Experience, and the Ethics of Thought; To Make Thought Creative of the Future: On Speculative Experimentation; Conclusion: It Matters What Tales We Tell Other Tales With; 8: Afterword: Becoming an Apprentice; References; Index.
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