Planning Theory, Power and Progressive Phronesis. Reply to Stefano Moroni
Planning Theory, Vol. 9, pp.134-138, 1999
3 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2014 Last revised: 6 Mar 2014
Date Written: 1993
I have read Stefano Moroni's comment on my article "Aristotle, Foucault and Progressive Phronesis" with considerable interest. The comment is a welcome opportunity to discuss the relevance to planning theory of the Aristotelian concept 'phronesis' and power. I agree with Stefano Moroni on his main point, namely that planning theory should, among other things, work with critical reflection on common values and desirable ends. And I note that Moroni's aim is not to defend any particular interpretation of Aristotelian thought as being the more faithful or coherent, Still, I find problematic, (a) Moroni's interpretation of my article and (b) Moroni's interpretation of Aristotle, phronesis and practical philosophy and their implications for planning theory.
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