The prospects for fi ctionalist inquiry in psychology

@inproceedings{Smythe2017ThePF,
  title={The prospects for fi ctionalist inquiry in psychology},
  author={William Ellsworth Smythe},
  year={2017}
}
This paper undertakes a critical appraisal of the prospects for fictionalist inquiry in psychology, which runs contrary to the traditional dissociation between fiction and knowledge-laden discourse. Following a review of the contested boundary between fiction and nonfiction, a portrait of essential aspects of fiction emerges, which includes authorial warrant, imaginative prescription, and performative engagement. The paper then proceeds to outline fictionalism as a philosophical approach, with… CONTINUE READING

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