February 14, 2014 – Relational Being & Social Construction

Kenneth Gergen is Senior Research Professor of Psychology at Swarthmore College, and President of the Taos Institute, a non-profit organization & a community of scholars and practitioners concerned with the social processes essential for the construction of reason, knowledge, and human value. His book, Relational Being: Beyond Self and Community (winner of )several distinguished awards, challenges the idea of an individual self, isolated from the communities of which it is a part, and aims to develop an account of the person in which relational process is primary. As proposed, all intelligible activity – including claims to what is real, rational or good – have their origins in relationship.

Other books:
An Invitation to Social Construction
Playing with Purpose: Adventures in Performative Social Science