Epistemology, Ethics, and Meaning in Unusually Personal Scholarship (Paperback)

Epistemology, Ethics, and Meaning in Unusually Personal Scholarship By Amber Esping Cover Image

Epistemology, Ethics, and Meaning in Unusually Personal Scholarship (Paperback)

$99.99


Not On Our Shelves—Ships in 1-5 Days

This book uses Viktor Frankl's Existential Psychology (logotherapy) to explore the ways some professors use unusually personal scholarship to discover meaning in personal adversity. A psychiatrist imprisoned for three years in Nazi concentration camps, Frankl believed the search for meaning is a powerful motivator, and that its discovery can be profoundly therapeutic. Part I begins with four stories of professors finding meaning. Using the case studies as a foundation, Part II investigates issues of epistemology and ethics in unusually personal research from an existential perspective. The book offers advice for graduate students and faculty who want to live and work more meaningfully in the academy.

Amber Esping is Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, USA. She is the author of Sympathetic Vibrations: A Guide for Private Music Teachers (2000), and co-author (with Jonathan Plucker) of Intelligence 101 (2014). Her research focuses on the history of human intelligence theory and testing, and the application of existential psychology to academic contexts and qualitative inquiry.
Product Details ISBN: 9783030088422
ISBN-10: 3030088421
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: February 14th, 2019
Pages: 187
Language: English