Aristotle, the action researcher
Journal of Philosophy of Education
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This article discusses Olav Eikeland's The Ways of Aristotle, a book that takes stock of a whole range of Aristotelian themes and communicates various complex Aristotelian ideas to impressive effect. What is distinctive about the book is, amongst other things, that it provides valuable exegetical material for the kind of interpretation that makes Aristotle's significance for action research stand out most convincingly. The article approaches the material of the book with an eye to those Aristotelian ideas and connections that usually pass unacknowledged in dominant accounts. Thus, the article aspires to show that it is possible, with the aid of Eikeland's book, to defend the relevance of Aristotle to present-day educational concerns in hitherto unexplored but henceforth fresh and fertile ways.