What Is The Duality Of Truth In David Hume

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Prospectus Draft David Hume once said that “Truth springs from arguments among friends (CITE HEINRICHS).” While researchers often engage in discourse about what truth is and how we know truth, one constant appears present. In order to formulate even the discourse of whether a social scientist can discover truth or Truth these social scientists must have an ability to think and express their thoughts in differentiating manners. If every social scientist though the same way there would be no need for social science because we would have all of the answers. Yet, in our society, researchers regularly frame argumentation as a negative engagement. This characterization allows individuals of a certain power status to remain in power and for their …show more content…
Scholars proposed the duality of structure as grounded in the premise that the production by actors was dependent on the structure and that both act simultaneously as a dualistic phenomenon (Banks & Riley, 1993; Giddens, 1984; Ravasi & Rekom, 2003). Giddens (1984) describes the interaction in this manner: “The flow of action continually produces consequences which are unintended by actors, and these unintended consequences also may form unacknowledged conditions of action in a feedback fashion (27).” The problem with this duality was that it presumes the actor has the agency to resist or change the structure this was seen in a statement by Poole and McPhee (2005) “Practices involve improvisation, because there are always differences in how they are carried out, depending on the context” (p. 174). However, marginalized groups may not have reflexivity, or ability to enact agency (Hinderaker, …show more content…
Researchers could add this theory to structuration and feminist standpoint theory as a key component that explains why marginalized groups may be even further silenced because of their uncertainty with the group. There are several axioms that the researchers provide in this theory that inform why individuals may seek more information to reduce uncertainty within a group. The first is that a level of uncertainty will be reduced with each interaction; the further reduced uncertainty is the verbal interaction. Secondly, as nonverbal affiliate expressiveness increases uncertainty decreases. Thirdly, high uncertainty causes information seeking. Fourth, high uncertainty decreases intimate conversations. Fifth, high uncertainty produces high reciprocity. Sixthly, similarities reduce uncertainty and the converse of this statement is supported as well. Finally, increases in uncertainty decreases

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