Process Without Foundations
Journal Of Theoretical And Philosophical Psychology
The attempt to provide a grounding and unifying metaphysics for psychological science is both innovative and ambitious. Whether to embrace Hibberd’s proposal, or indeed any foundational metaphysics, is subject to question. In this reply, I focus on the severe limitations inherent in Hibberd’s analysis, and propose, in contrast, that psychology flourishes more fully without a grounding rationale. Finally, on pragmatic grounds, I argue in support of a process metaphysics, but conclude that Hibberd’s account is insufficiently radical to achieve the potential benefits.
Kenneth J. Gergen.
"Process Without Foundations".
Journal Of Theoretical And Philosophical Psychology.