Paradoxes, double binds, and reflexive loops: an alternative theoretical perspective.

@article{Cronen1982ParadoxesDB,
  title={Paradoxes, double binds, and reflexive loops: an alternative theoretical perspective.},
  author={Vernon E. Cronen and Kevin M Johnson and John W. Lannamann},
  journal={Family process},
  year={1982},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={
          91-112
        }
}
This article presents a new theory of reflexivity in systems of social meaning and action. It is argued that Russell's Theory of Logical Types, which formed the basis of the early work of the Palo Alto group, rests upon an inappropriate and largely outdated epistemology. The theory offered here rejects the assumption that reflexivity and paradox are coterminous. It is further argued that reflexivity is a natural and necessary feature of human systems of meaning. New analytic tools are offered… CONTINUE READING
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