From Aristotle to Arendt: A phenomenological exploration of forms of knowledge and practice in the context of child protection social work in the UK

@article{Smeeton2017FromAT,
  title={From Aristotle to Arendt: A phenomenological exploration of forms of knowledge and practice in the context of child protection social work in the UK},
  author={Joe Smeeton},
  journal={Qualitative Social Work},
  year={2017},
  volume={16},
  pages={14 - 28}
}
  • Joe Smeeton
  • Published 2017
  • Sociology
  • Qualitative Social Work
This paper attempts to explore the relationship between different forms of knowledge and the kinds of activity that arise from them within child protection social work practice. The argument that social work is more than either ‘science’ or ‘art’ but distinctly ‘practice’ is put through a historical description of the development of Aristotle’s views of the forms of knowledge and Hannah Arendt’s later conceptualisations as detailed in The Human Condition (1958). The paper supports Arendt’s… Expand
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