Narrative and Futures Studies: Introduction by the Special Editor

by Vuokko Jarva

Introduction

The narrative approach has recently begun to influence the futures studies field, as researchers have become more conscious of the communicative and transformative aspects of futures studies. As well, that the dominance of the Platonian view of knowledge as a solely rational activity is giving way to a more Aristotelian view, that rhetorical and poetic expressions do have informative value as well. Jerome S. Bruner considers the paradigmatic or rational and the narrative to be very different ways to gain knowledge, but for him both are fundamentally valuable.(continue…)

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