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The Resource Psychology's interpretive turn : the search for truth and agency in theoretical and philosophical psychology, Barbara S. Held

Psychology's interpretive turn : the search for truth and agency in theoretical and philosophical psychology, Barbara S. Held

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Psychology's interpretive turn : the search for truth and agency in theoretical and philosophical psychology
Title
Psychology's interpretive turn
Title remainder
the search for truth and agency in theoretical and philosophical psychology
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Barbara S. Held
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eng
Summary
"Is objective psychological truth possible? For over 25 years, postmodern theorists have argued for an antiobjectivist or antirealist philosophy, which they believe enhances our human agency by freeing us to be what we interpret ourselves to be. But in the last decade, a prominent and diverse group of theorists has voiced views that are replacing those of the "conventional" postmodernists. Their dual mission is to defend the realism denied by postmodern antirealist psychologists while defending the concept of human agency that they believe modern objectivist psychologists deny. In Psychology's Interpretive Turn, author Barbara S. Held takes the discussion to a new level. She goes beyond defending the possibility of objective psychological truth by linking that defense to human agency or freedom. She considers the nuanced arguments of theorists who reject the possibility of objective psychological truth to advance an agentic psychology that is nonetheless alleged to be realist. She is the first to relate the common ground in these "middle-ground" theorists' attempts to reconcile, mediate, or moderate postmodern antirealist and modern objectivist approaches to psychology. She skillfully crafts the argument that any philosophy of psychology that in principle precludes objective psychological knowledge and truth also undermines an agency founded on rational interpretive grounds. Her critique is especially timely, as concerns about psychology's fragmentation mount and attempts at unification proliferate"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
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Held, Barbara S
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150.1
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Psychology
  • Psychology and philosophy
  • Postmodernism
  • Psychological Theory
  • Philosophy
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Psychology's interpretive turn : the search for truth and agency in theoretical and philosophical psychology, Barbara S. Held
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-378) and indexes
Contents
The postmodernist roots of the middle-ground theorists -- An introduction to the middle-ground theorists -- Ontological point 1 : an ontology of "being in the world," or, a situated psychological existence -- Ontological point 2 : a middle-ground realist ontology? -- Ontological point 3 : an ontology of situated agency and transcendence -- Ontological point 4 : an ontology of flux and flow -- Situated knowing : a middle-ground antiobjectivist epistemology? -- Situated warrant: a middle-ground realist epistemology? -- Rational agency
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ocn232358261
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 415 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)232358261
Label
Psychology's interpretive turn : the search for truth and agency in theoretical and philosophical psychology, Barbara S. Held
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-378) and indexes
Contents
The postmodernist roots of the middle-ground theorists -- An introduction to the middle-ground theorists -- Ontological point 1 : an ontology of "being in the world," or, a situated psychological existence -- Ontological point 2 : a middle-ground realist ontology? -- Ontological point 3 : an ontology of situated agency and transcendence -- Ontological point 4 : an ontology of flux and flow -- Situated knowing : a middle-ground antiobjectivist epistemology? -- Situated warrant: a middle-ground realist epistemology? -- Rational agency
Control code
ocn232358261
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 415 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)232358261

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