by Antonio Dias
…transformation …entails …that problems of knowledge …be seen in connection with the wider questions pertaining to human life. …why are we inquiring in the first place? As Midgley (2004) points out: “thinking out how to live is a more basic and urgent use of the human intellect than the discovery of any fact whatsoever, …the considerations it reveals ought to guide us in the search for knowledge, as they ought in every other project we pursue” (p. 161).
This statement, once read in black and white, appears to be self-evident. How could we justify any other way of proceeding? Yet we do. This is an ethos with a vanishingly small constituency.