chapter  18
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How Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy Belongs in the Constructivist Camp


In this chapter Albert Ellis explains why his rational therapy system is properly classified as “constructivistic,” not “rationalistic” as its name implies, and is consistent with a “postmodern” philosophy of science rather than “logical positivism.” These shifts can be traced to his abandoning his initial definition of “rational,” and employing several different definitions.