Planning Theory, Power and Progressive Phronesis. Reply to Stefano Moroni

Planning Theory, Vol. 9, pp.134-138, 1999

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Bent Flyvbjerg

University of Oxford - Said Business School

Date Written: 1993

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Flyvbjerg, Bent, Planning Theory, Power and Progressive Phronesis. Reply to Stefano Moroni (1993). Planning Theory, Vol. 9, pp.134-138, 1999. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2404267

Bent Flyvbjerg (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Said Business School ( email )

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Oxford, OX1 1HP
Great Britain

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