Sustaining Non-Rationalized Practices: Body-Mind, Power, and Situational Ethics. An Interview with Hubert and Stuart Dreyfus

Praxis International, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 93-113, 1991

41 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2013

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Bent Flyvbjerg

University of Oxford - Said Business School; IT University of Copenhagen; St Anne's College, University of Oxford

Date Written: April 1, 1991

Abstract

Concepts like the body, power and ethics have occupied a central place in Hubert Dreyfus' work, for instance on Foucault, Heidegger and Merleau-Ponty. Yet, I’ve been struck by the virtual absence of these concepts in your work on learning. Let’s talk about the body first. You have given the most comprehensive account of your five-stage model of learning in your book Mind Over Machine. In the title of the book and in the book’s general statements about learning ‘mind’ is emphasized. It seems to me, however, that many of the examples you provide depend on bodily learning, even if you don’t explicitly state it as such. There is a budding discussion these years about the role of the body in philosophy and social thinking. How does the body enter into your model of learning and how does this relate to the old split between body and mind in Western thinking? – This is the first question of many posed by Bent Flyvbjerg to Hubert and Stuart Dreyfus in a penetrating interview about their work.

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Suggested Citation

Flyvbjerg, Bent, Sustaining Non-Rationalized Practices: Body-Mind, Power, and Situational Ethics. An Interview with Hubert and Stuart Dreyfus (April 1, 1991). Praxis International, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 93-113, 1991, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2278439

Bent Flyvbjerg (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Said Business School ( email )

Oxford
Great Britain

IT University of Copenhagen ( email )

Copenhagen
Denmark

St Anne's College, University of Oxford ( email )

Oxford
United Kingdom

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