Social Constructionism and Theology (Empirical Studies in by C. A. M. Hermans, G. Immink, A. De Jong, J. Van Der Lans

By C. A. M. Hermans, G. Immink, A. De Jong, J. Van Der Lans

Even if its types range, social constructionism is one to which not just social scientists, but additionally researchers within the psychology and sociology of faith, adhere. This quantity demonstrates the significance of mirrored image at the rising suggestion of social constructionism within the social sciences.

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A preeminent question to be asked of knowledge claims is thus, how do they function within a community, in what rituals do they play an essential role, what activities are facilitated and what impeded, who is harmed and who gains by such claims? — None of the propositions making up the social constructionist web are candidates for truth. The wave of critiques giving rise to constructionism undermines both the traditional conceptions of truth—namely as inhering in a privileged relationship between mind and world ("seeing the world as it is"), or between words and world ("describing the world as it is").

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And the site of comprehension is one's individual psyche. Good communication, from the traditional standpoint, requires intersubjective resonance. As might be supposed from the critiques outlined above, approaching questions of communication from this standpoint leads to enormous conceptual problems. How can one ascertain the character of one's own thoughts or feelings, such that they can be properly communicated? How is it possible to access another's private meanings? For hermeneutic theorists, questions such as this have rendered the problem of accuracy in communication insoluble.

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