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Rational Emotive Theory Validated Within Social Sciences

Epistemology of Practice Knowledge

Need assistance with a Practice theory that I have chosen to write a project paper on. The theory that I have chosen for the paper is Rational emotive theory. I have to indicate the basic assumptions of the theory and the reason that Rational emotive theory is a good selection. How does this theory validate within Social Sciences?

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Hello Student,
I am not quite sure what the focus of your paper will be but I think that your choice of rational emotive theory to use is good primarily because it focuses on the irrationality of attitudes that develop overtime in people which becomes a kind of barrier in relation to knowing and understanding without bias for the purpose of achieving a healthy, coping state. Because you will be applying it to a particular form of study, I believe that this is challenging you to justify its relevance in a sociological application since this theory emerged from psychological studies. I have taken some conjectures and explored this below. I made it as concise as possible however and should get you started. As always, if you have any questions, just let me know via the feedback section. Good luck!

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Exploring Rational Emotive Theory as a Practice Theory

"Traditionally, philosophy of science has been a normative rather than an empirical discipline. It is less concerned with explaining the actual practices and historical variations of science, than with establishing the universal conditions for the validity and cumulative growth of scientific knowledge. Philosophers deal with an idealized model of science-as-cognition...for them, science is first and foremost a body of factual and theoretical knowledge."
- Stephan Fuchs, 1993, Sociological Perspectives

Epistemology is concerned about how knowledge is built, how it is acquired and how it is defined. Simply put, it is the philosophy of knowledge looking to investigate the scope as well as the limitations of knowledge establishment, creation, application and practice. What, why and how do we know? These are the questions that beset this philosophical concern - the study of knowledge. I believe that the study of human beings, humanity and society is of great interest epistemologically because from particular perspectives we can ...

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The solution provides a 1,008-word narrative that discusses rational emotive theory as an applicable theory for research in a social science topic. Epistemology is also explained in the solution, tying it to social science research. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing. A word version of the solution is attached for easy printing.