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Doctor of Philosophy, (Psychology)
Study Completed: 2011
College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Writing truth as non-violence
Our philosophical arguments about what makes a research claim valid or true can translate into different ways of conducting research, and these different approaches to research can produce very different results. In psychology, this means that our arguments about the meaning of truth have important ethical and political implications, because different claims about truth have different social effects. Mr Webb developed a body of theoretical justifications for treating truth as non-violence, so that research claims traditionally understood as unethical yet true can instead be understood as false claims. These theoretical justifications are offered as resources to support research projects that include the minimisation of violence as a primary aim.
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Last updated on Tuesday 04 April 2017