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Developing Nursing Knowledge Philosophical Traditions and Influences

ISBN-10: 0781747082
ISBN-13: 9780781747080
Edition: 2005
Authors: Beth L. Rodgers
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Book details

List price: $78.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 9/22/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 7.38" wide x 9.13" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Understanding Nursing Knowledge
The Nature of Nursing Knowledge
The History of Nursing Knowledge
Nursing Education
Shared Knowledge
Borrowed Knowledge
Knowledge Development
Nursing as a Discipline
Theory Development
Nursing Knowledge as a Foundation for Nursing Practice and Research
The Role of Philosophy: Understanding Nursing Knowledge
Knowledge and Science
Conclusion
Knowledge in Classical Philosophy
Cosmology Inancient Greece
The Socratic Era
The Platonic "Forms"
The Demonstrations of Aristotle
Influence of Aristotle
Conclusion
Knowledge From Within: The Rationalism of Descartes
Overview of Descartes' Philosophy
Historical Influences
Development of Method
Distinction of Body and Mind
Knowledge of the External World
Implications
Criticisms and Objections
Contributions to Modern Science
Conclusion
The Road to Modern Science: British Empiricism
Philosophy of Sir Francis Bacon
Emphasis on Applicable Knowledge
Need for a New Method
Tables of Discovery
Implications
Ideas of John Locke
Origins of Knowledge
Nature of Experience
Formation of Complex Ideas
Development of Knowledge from Ideas
David Hume's Expansion of Locke's Work
Functions of the Mind
Conclusion
The Transcendental Idealism of Immanual Kant
Kant's Critique of Pure Reason
A Priori Judgments
Transcendental Doctrine of the Elements
New Realm of Knowledge
Implications
Phenomenology
Conclusion
Modern Science: Mirror of Reality
The Development of Logical Positivism
Comte's Positivism
Incorporating Logic into Positivism
Basic Tenets of Logical Positivism
Rejection of Metaphysics
Role of Language
Unification of Science
Logical Positivism and Theory Development
Theory and Language
Theory as a Tool of Prediction
Hypotheticodeductive Model
Logical Positivism's Influence on Nursing
Theory Development
Limitations of Logical Positivism in Nursing Theory Development
Conclusion
Science in Context: Historicist Conceptualizations of Science
Overview of Historicism
Influence of Thomas Kuhn
Paradigms
Kuhn's Contributions to Science and Nursing
Laudan's View of Science
Critique of Kuhn's View
Problem Solving
Laudan and the Sociology of Knowledge
Laudan's Contributions to Nursing and Science
Conclusion
Conceptual Repertories and Leaps
Backgrounds for Understanding Toulmin
Precedence of the Rational View of Science
Kuhn's Influence on Rationalism in Science
Toulmin's Idea of Science
Inward-Looking Versus Outward-Looking Approaches
Concepts
Definitions of a Discipline
Toulmin's Definition of Scientific Problems
Understanding the Concepts of a Discipline
Explanation of Change
The Nature and Role of Concepts
Role of "Strategic Consensus"
Summary of Toulmin's Work
Relevance for Nursing
Conclusion
The Postmodern Turn
Postmodernism
Basic Tenet of Postmodernism
Role of Discourse
Structuralism
Poststructuralism
Deconstruction
Applications of Postmodernism in Nursing
Poststructuralist Inquiry
Deconstruction
Employing Plurality in Research
Praxis
Conclusion
Interpretive Inquiry: The Mirror Cracked
The Hermeneutic Tradition
Premises of Hermeneutics
The Hermeneutic Circle
Ricoeur and the Role of Action
Hermeneutics and Phenomenology
Critical Social Theory
The Contributions of Habermas
Habermas' Theory of Communicative Action
Implications for Nursing
Conclusion
Feminism and Science
The Beginnings of Feminist Politics
Seneca Falls Convention of 1848
Feminist Philosophy
Outcomes of Feminist Philosophy
Implications for Nursing
Conclusion
Problems and Practicalities in Developing Nursing Knowledge
Ensuring A "Fit" Among Knowledge and Nursing Goals
Taking A "Problem-Solving" Approach
Forms of Nursing Problems
Relevance of a Problem-Solving Approach to Knowledge
The Role of Existing Research in Problem Solving
Conclusion
Models for Nursing Knowledge Development
Suggested Models for Knowledge Development
Identifying Goals, Criteria, and Ideas of Progress
Theory-Oriented Development
Concept Development
Experience, Story, and Narrative
Context and Criticism
Conclusion
The Future of Nursing Knowledge
Domains of Nursing
Nurses and the Environment
Expanding Philosophical Awareness
Methodological Advances
Conclusion
Appendices
Philosophy Timeline
Biographical Statements for Major Philosophers
Selected Philosophy Internet Links
Index

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