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The Rhetoric of Urgency and the Theory-Practice Binary

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The University of Cumbria presents a diverse range of free public Professorial lectures held at our Ambleside campus.

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Speaker: Dr Tom Grimwood, Associate Professor in Social Philosophy, University of Cumbria

This lecture explores the relationship (and potential relationships) between philosophy, rhetoric, and health and social care, using the topic of “urgency” as its basis. While this may seem a contradiction – after all, it is the urgency of elements of service delivery which often gives rise to a binary distinction between theory and practice – deconstructing the ways in which “urgency” emerges is a key to a continued dialogue between these disciplines. The experience and understanding of time is a distinctive part of the neoliberal model of health and social care, and using rhetoric as a mode for diagnosing urgency in practice allows us to articulate the different tensions within the concept of urgency which ground theory-practice binaries and ask: what makes this binary so persuasive (to practitioners and theorists alike)?

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