Other Philosophical Sources


Philosophy has been important not only in the origins of values-based practice but also in building up its content.

Ordinary language philosophy has again played a key role here. But so too has a range of other disciplines, philosophical and empirical. Austin anticipated this. His limited claims for ordinary language philosophy (as a way merely of ‘getting started’) coincided with his advocacy of teamwork within and between philosophy and other areas of expertise.

This section of the Reading Guide covers the contributions to values-based practice of

The next section will cover the contributions of Empirical and Clinical Disciplines. A range of further sources will be noted in the final section of this part of the Reading Guide, on Controversial and On-going Development