Not all Ideas are Theories
This shows that in spite of the different viewpoints regarding theories and their different goals, none of them can manifest as a theory in the absence of ontology (what is knowable), epistemology (how knowledge is created and expanded), and axiology (the role of values in theory building). However, one may argue that theories like symbolic interactionism, narrative paradigm, and standpoint theory cannot be included within the above framework due to their leaning towards abstract ideas. Thus it would be pertinent to check whether symbolic interactionism contains the above three elements.
First formulated by Blumer and known as social Continue reading...