The developmental-contextual career meta-theory
presents a convergent and ecological perspective of career development.
(13) And when it comes to the tax base, a second meta-theory
comes into play that would predict failure for the group.
I believe that this kind of attempt to naturalize metaphysics leads to an overarching meta-theory
about science in general that most skeptics would agree with.
This position, or meta-theory
abjures, is inimical to theorizing in the sense of, imposing, a reductive 'set of tools' or an interpretative frame.
As noted previously, the PhD program emphasizes nursing theory and meta-theory
, which refines and expands nursing knowledge while the DNP utilizes this knowledge in their practice.
This scheme helps to illustrate that a practice-based approach to paradigms departs from the common meaning of the notion in organization studies and elsewhere: Metaphorically speaking, an understanding as "meta-theory
," "world view" or "way of seeing" approaches the disciplinary matrix from its top, particularly stressing the level of metaphysical elements.
Resultantly, a conceptual analysis is placed within each chapter, which leads the reader to identify remnants of meta-theory
To give reasons for those processes--to explain the functions they serve and the effects they have--would require appeal to some causal meta-theory
. The usual candidates for meta-theories are those represented in case books of canonical literary works: Freudianism, Marxism, deconstruction, feminism, and Foucauldian cultural critique ("New Historicism').
These principles do provide a basis for an appropriate meta-theory
, I believe, but they need expanding upon and articulating into a more fully-blown philosophy.
* Less emphasis on theory and meta-theory
development; the emphasis is on applying the theory to practice.