Psychotherapy and the Idea of Meaning

@article{Mackay2003PsychotherapyAT,
  title={Psychotherapy and the Idea of Meaning},
  author={N. Mackay},
  journal={Theory & Psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={13},
  pages={359 - 386}
}
  • N. Mackay
  • Published 2003
  • Sociology
  • Theory & Psychology
A number of influential theorists in psychotherapy and psychology rightly argue that meaning is central to psychology. However, they ground this insight on further claims that persons autonomously create meaning and reality; and that a constructivist, anti-realist, postmodern philosophy offers justification for the centrality of meaning. These further claims are mistaken. They confuse symbolic meaning with meaning as salience. The latter, the meaning usually of concern to psychotherapy, is a… Expand
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