Constructivism in the Age of Trump: Truth, Lies, and Knowing the Difference

  title={Constructivism in the Age of Trump: Truth, Lies, and Knowing the Difference},
  author={D. Stern},
  journal={Psychoanalytic Dialogues},
  pages={189 - 196}
  • D. Stern
  • Published 2019
  • Philosophy
  • Psychoanalytic Dialogues
  • Donald Trump lies so often that some have wondered whether he has poisoned the well. Can we continue to defend the constructivism of relational psychoanalysis, with its emphasis on interpretive understanding? Might it not be claimed that this is actually the very approach Trump himself takes? Does an openness to interpretive understanding allow anybody to just say anything, as Trump does? Would our views perhaps be more justified and defensible, and give less shelter to the world’s liars, if we… CONTINUE READING


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