Community and Narratives

  • John W. Murphy
  • Berkeley A. Franz
  • Jung Min Choi
  • Karen A. Callaghan


The Western intellectual tradition has been basically dualistic (Livingston and Cutrofello 2015). What this term means in this context is that the acquisition of knowledge involved the pursuit of external truths divorced categorically from opinion. Plato inaugurated this trend with his discussion of ideas (1989). God and natural laws are also a part of this project. In the end, however, only these absolutes were characterized as representing reliable information.


Cartesianism Linguistic turn Objectivity Community Life-world Public health care 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John W. Murphy
    • 1
  • Berkeley A. Franz
    • 2
  • Jung Min Choi
    • 3
  • Karen A. Callaghan
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUniversity of MiamiCoral GablesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Social MedicineOhio University Heritage College of Osteopathic MedicineAthensUSA
  3. 3.Department of SociologySan Diego State UniversitySan DiegoUSA
  4. 4.Dean, College of Arts & SciencesBarry UniversityMiami ShoresUSA

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