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dc.contributor.authorSullivan, Paul W.*
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-10T09:18:05Z
dc.date.available2016-03-10T09:18:05Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationSullivan PW (2016) Nietzsche or Aristotle: The implications for social psychology. Theory and Psychology. 26:393-412.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/7881
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractIn this article, I argue that there is a divide in social psychology between a mainstream paradigm for investigating the flow of power in a largely competitive social life (such as social cognition, social identity theory, and discourse analysis) and a fringe paradigm for investigating the experience of flourishing in conditions of social learning (such as ‘the community of practice metaphor’, ‘dialogical theory’, ‘phenomenological analysis’). Assumptions of power and flourishing demand different conceptions of the self and the social world (e.g. a strategic subject or motivated tactician in a social group versus a reflective learner/artist in a community of practice). The first goal of this article is to reveal the assumptions that lead to this new classification. The second goal is to draw dotted lines to the blind-spots within these paradigms that each reveals. These blind spots are: 1) internal goods could be useful to consider for the power paradigm and external goods for the flourishing paradigm; 2) communicative rationality is underplayed within the power paradigm; while instrumental rationality is underplayed for the flourishing paradigm; 3) judgements and skill are underplayed in the power paradigm; self-interested motivations are underplayed in the flourishing paradigm.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0959354316645411
dc.rights(c) 2016 Sullivan P. Full-text reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.en_US
dc.subjectCompetition; Flourishing; Instrumental and communicative rationality; External and internal goodsen_US
dc.titleNietzsche or Aristotle: The implications for social psychologyen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2016-03-07
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionfinal draft paperen_US


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