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the power or right of choosing

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serving or used in place of another

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necessitating a choice between mutually exclusive possibilities

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pertaining to unconventional choices

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While, from the perspective of constructive alternativism, this is only to be expected, Kelly (1969a) himself found some of the labels (e.g., "cognitive") puzzling, and others (e.g., that he was a "learning theorist") so "patently ridiculous" as to provide him with "no end of amusement" (p.
The rationale behind this investigation was derived from the basic assumptions of the philosophy of constructive alternativism: There are always alternative ways of understanding.
Where my social constructionist approach intersects with the posthuman views I have been relating is around two challenging notions central to George Kelly's (1963) modern theorizing: anticipation and "constructive alternativism." For Kelly and constructivists after him, what matters are constructions of reality that enable us to effectively anticipate how our understandings and the actions premised on them will play out.
The encounter with a lexicon of terms such as constructive alternativism, second order cybernetics, autopoietic entities, narrative deconstruction, subjugated knowledges, and morphogenic nuclear structure can prove daunting to the psychotherapy practitioner, not to mention the beleaguered graduate student who trudges through courses in history and systems of psychology only to wade into still murkier waters upon embarking on coursework in the applied area of psychotherapy!
Kelly (1955) rightly is known for his philosophical principle of constructive alternativism, the idea that the events of the universe are open to an infinite number of interpretations.
Is the definition of science and the practice of scientists beyond the application of constructive alternativism? If not, what are the productive and stimulating alternatives to the traditional discourse?
Kelly's constructive alternativism asserts that the real world does not reveal itself to us directly, but rather it is subject to as many alternative ways of interpreting it as we ourselves can invent.
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