|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Journal||Educational Journal of Living Theories|
|Type of Article||Foreword|
In offering this Foreword to EJOLTS’ Special Issue for publication in December 2013, I am mindful of Polanyi’s point about taking a decision to understand the world from my own point of view as an individual claiming originality and exercising judgement with universal intent (Polanyi 1958, p. 327). I reflect first on some of the journal’s five-year history in order to contextualise what is being presented in this issue as individual living theories, representing a wider achievement in the contribution to Living Theory. I look at each article in turn and then comment on the publication as a whole. I use the concept of counterpoint (Laidlaw, 2008) to explain something of the dialectical insights of this Special Issue. I conclude by offering comments on the importance of living forms and their relationship to content and significance. The usual democratic processes of review developed in this journal (http://ejolts.org/mod/forum/view.php?id=5) also apply for the first time to the writing of this Foreword.