The next horizon of career counseling: ethics - the philosophy of living

McIlveen, Peter (2015) The next horizon of career counseling: ethics - the philosophy of living. In: Exploring new horizons in career counselling: turning challenges into opportunities. Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 331-339. ISBN 978-94-6300-152-6

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It is evident that scholars of the science and practices of career counselling have effectively assimilated the postmodern challenge to the epistemology that hitherto produced the accepted ways of knowing and doing in the field. Scholars have reached the horizon seen decades beforehand and the field has returned to a state of normal science. At this historical juncture, I introduce the epistemology of pragmatic idiographic truth as vehicle to understand how and why counsellor and client must co-construct fictions in order to live in the world of work. I advocate for a turn toward the philosophical study of living the good life—ethics—as a way to enhance the science and practices of career counselling, whereby career counselling is the idiographic crucible of personal truth for being in the world of work.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: All Rights Reserved © 2015 Sense Publishers
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Linguistics, Adult and Specialist Education
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2015 05:00
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2016 01:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: career counseling, ethics, philosophy
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130305 Educational Counselling
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6300-154-0_20

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