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Defending Objectivity: Essays in Honour of Andrew Collier by Margaret Archer, William Outhwaite

By Margaret Archer, William Outhwaite

Andrew Collier is the boldest defender of objectivity - in technological know-how, wisdom, inspiration, motion, politics, morality and faith. during this tribute and acknowledgement of the impact his paintings has had on a large readership, his colleagues exhibit that they've been motivated by means of his considering and provide difficult responses. This wide-ranging booklet covers key parts with which defenders of objectivity usually need to have interaction. Sections are dedicated to the subsequent: * objectivity of worth * objectivity and daily wisdom * objectivity in political economic system * objectivity and reflexivity * objectivity postmodernism and feminism * objectivity and nature the various contributions diversity from social and political idea to philosophy, reflecting the principal subject matters of Collier's paintings.

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This book, which was published in a series with the misleadingly austere title, ‘Qualitative Research Methods’ and which is widely recommended to undergraduate students, brings to bear on the subject of biography all the assumptions and conclusions of postmodernism as described by Ermarth, announcing them (with unconscious irony) as if they had the status of definitive truths. ‘Students of the biographical method’, Denzin (1989: 25) declares, ‘must learn how to use the strategies and techniques of literary interpretation and criticism.

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