The Circumstances Of Plato's Lived Experience And Expert Tutelage
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circumstances of Plato’s lived experience and expert tutelage inform the ideas upon which he bases the Republic. Conversely there is a substantial and growing body of literature on concepts of well-being including psychological well-being and quality of life. The theories supported by randomized control trials, surveys and previous such writings are compilations of similar groundings of work. That is, similar knowledges are piled on top of another in order to come to greater understanding with increased depth and breadth. However, the assumption that all of the previous research foundation upon with more research is piled is acceptable, or furthering understandings of well-being could be seen as flawed by some critics. Whether or not…show more content… For example living philosophers Lyotard (1984) and Bhaba (1990) describe individuals in constant change and movement which creates as many experiences as are novel states of experience and being. In this way it removes the standardization or the “taken for granted-ness” of the flawed notion of having grasped the understanding of the phenomenon of well-being.
The attempt at apprehending this ungraspable phenomenon of well-being with is well-described by Cixous (1997) who writes “What is true is most poetic. What is most true is nakedness of life” (p. 3). The tragedy and trauma associated with war, surviving war and being forcibly re-settled is a combination of raw experiences that only individuals who survive it-can speak to.The richness of this lived experience is not meant to be an object of exploration, but is instead meant to be a point of delicate curiosity and gentle inquisition into a phenomenological exploration. The following section discusses accessing ungraspable experiences.
4.1. Accessing Experiences
Using these methods to access experiences of well-being phenomenologically is suitable since it allows for researchers to explore lived human experiences. It is especially useful for this particular population to shed light on topics that are under-researched, or that seek to give a voice to individuals who are not usually heard (Pham, 2016). This section will speak back to Van Manen’s (1984) five step description of doing phenomenological research, and in