Response or Comment
Journal Of Constructivist Psychology
I thank my colleagues for their generosity and their engaging reactions to my book. It is interesting, as well, to see the variations in the readings they give to the text. Churchill's initial view that I am not offering ontology is useful, as it speaks to a pervasive concern within the other commentaries that I am dismissing or dismantling cherished concepts of agency, experience, responsibility, and, indeed, physical reality. I underscore that the conception of relational being-just as these concepts-is a social construction. I do not wish to debate ontology but, rather, to explore how such constructions function, for good or ill, in everyday life.
Kenneth J. Gergen.
"Relational Being In Question: A Reply To My Colleagues".
Journal Of Constructivist Psychology.