Phronesis and Hermeneutics: The Construct of Social/Economic Phenomenon and Their Interpretation for a Sustainable Society
Economic Insights – Trends and Challenges, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2016
8 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2016
Date Written: July 12, 2016
This article has provided a forum for analytical discourses pertaining to two philosophical and methodological concepts (Phronesis and Hermeneutics) in a bid to addressing the key objectives set out. Discussions emanated from the work (more so from literature review carried out) clearly shows that, there is no crystal dichotomy between the two concepts, but more so the prevalence of interconnectedness as interpretation of situations or even texts can also be based on an expression of positive biasness towards what one may perceive as being humanely justifiable, closely linked to Hans-Georg Gadamer's hermeneutical philosophy. The methodological inquiry of the study’s reliance on literature review materials and other documentations has helped greatly in unravelling an open, but more critical discourses pertaining to the two case study countries selected (Sierra Leone and the United Kingdom).
Keywords: Phronesis; Hermeneutics; Social Construct; Sustainability; Sierra Leone; UK
JEL Classification: Q23; B45
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