Epistemology, Ethics, and Meaning in Unusually Personal Scholarship

Authors: Esping, Amber

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  • Will encourage others to explore their lives through academic research
  • Helps to derive meaning from personal research
  • Conveys the importance of "Mesearch" in the academy
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This book uses Viktor Frankl’s Existential Psychology (logotherapy) to explore the ways some professors use unusually personal scholarship to discover meaning in personal adversity. A psychiatrist imprisoned for three years in Nazi concentration camps, Frankl believed the search for meaning is a powerful motivator, and that its discovery can be profoundly therapeutic. Part I begins with four stories of professors finding meaning. Using the case studies as a foundation, Part II investigates issues of epistemology and ethics in unusually personal research from an existential perspective. The book offers advice for graduate students and faculty who want to live and work more meaningfully in the academy.

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Amber Esping is Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, USA.  She is the author of Sympathetic Vibrations:  A Guide for Private Music Teachers (2000), and co-author (with Jonathan Plucker) of Intelligence 101 (2014). Her research focuses on the history of human intelligence theory and testing, and the application of existential psychology to academic contexts and qualitative inquiry.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Epistemology, Ethics, and Meaning in Unusually Personal Scholarship
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73718-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73718-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73717-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08842-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 187
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
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