The self in analysis: a postmodern account
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As I have written in many places (e.g., Young-Eisendrath & Hall, 1991), my theorizing and practice of analytical psychology are strongly in¯uenced by certain branches of contemporary philosophy ± hermeneutics and psychological constructivism ± that have been dubbed ``af®rmative postmodernism'' by theorist Pauline Rosenau (1992). These are distinguished from ``skeptical postmodernism'' known particularly in the work of deconstructionists and related philosophers. I ®nd my practice of psychoanalysis has bene®ted from a prolonged study of af®rmative postmodernism. Theories of knowledge and interpretation (hermeneutics) and the branch of constructivism that takes embodied action and relationship to be the roots of our organized perceptions of a phenomenal world (rather than ®nding a ``real world'' given ``out there'') have grounded my thinking about psychoanalysis in particular, and the human sciences in general (e.g., see Hiley, Bohman & Shusterman, 1991).