Title

Postmodernism As A Humanism

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1995

Published In

Humanistic Psychologist

Abstract

Examines the impact of postmodern thought on traditional humanistic psychology and explores the potentials of such thought for engendering humane forms (i.e., human agency, individual liberty, moral responsibility, and subjective experience) of cultural life. It is proposed that the effect of the postmodern argument is to undermine the grounding principles for a moral, humane, and generative society. However, by revising such concepts as agency and experience in terms of the primacy of relationship, postmodernism can be seen to urge the creation of integrative conversation in a way that is congenial with the humanistic tradition.

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