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John Paley's Challenge

Lipscomb, Martin


Martin Lipscomb


John Paley’s "Heidegger, lived experience and method" (in press, this journal) challenges phenomenologists who rely upon Heidegger for theoretical support and guidance to critically review their grounding assumptions. And, if Paley’s critique ‘holds’, it could be that the argumentative coherence and by implication usefulness of a considerable number of supposedly Heideggerian informed studies collapse. Moreover, the manner in which Paley’s challenge is met may tell us much – for good or ill – about the rigour and status of nursing scholarship. This aspect of Paley’s challenge is underdeveloped in his paper and it is this aspect of his work that I discuss here.


Lipscomb, M. (2014). John Paley's Challenge. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70(8), 1926-1927.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal Journal of Advanced Nursing
Print ISSN 0309-2402
Electronic ISSN 1365-2648
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Volume 70
Issue 8
Pages 1926-1927
Keywords John Paley, challenge
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