Volume 16 · Number 1 · Pages 092–094
How “Real” is Irreal?

Vincent Kenny

Log in to download the full text for free

> Citation > Similar > References > Add Comment


Open peer commentary on the article “Construction of Irreality: An Enactive-Constructivist Stance on Counterfactuals” by Andrey S. Druzhinin. Abstract: I propose constructive alternatives to selected statements made by Druzhinin in his description of the irreal, and I remind ourselves that the words we use are not the experiences we are attempting to describe.

Handling Editor: Alexander Riegler


Kenny V. (2020) How “real” is irreal? Constructivist Foundations 16(1): 092–094. https://constructivist.info/16/1/092

Export article citation data: Plain Text · BibTex · EndNote · Reference Manager (RIS)


Bateson G. (1972) Steps to an ecology of mind. Intertext Books, London. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Berkeley G. (1967) The principles of human knowledge. Collins, London. Originally published in 1710. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Bruner J. S. (1956) You are your constructs: A cognitive theory of personality. Contemporary Psychology 1(12): 355–357. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Drury M. O’C. (1973) The danger of words. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Foerster H. von (2003) Ethics and second-order cybernetics. In: Understanding understanding. Springer-Verlag, New York: 287–304. Originally published in 1992. https://cepa.info/1742
Glasersfeld E. von (1984) An introduction to radical constructivism. In: Watzlawick P. (ed.) The invented reality. Norton & Company, New York: 17–40. https://cepa.info/1279
Hornischer H., Plakolb S., Jäger G. & Füllsack M. (2020) Foresight rather than hindsight? Future state maximization as a computational interpretation of Heinz von Foerster’s ethical imperative. Constructivist Foundations 16(1): PAGESTOBEADDED. https://constructivist.info/16/1/PAGETOBEADDED
Kelly G. A. (1955) The psychology of personal constructs: A theory of personality. 2 Volumes. Norton, New York. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Kelly G. A. (1969) Ontological acceleration. In: Maher B. (ed.) Clinical psychology and personality: The selected papers of George Kelly. Wiley, London: 7–45. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar
Kelly G. A. (1970) A brief introduction to personal construct theory. In: Bannister D. (ed.) Perspectives in personal construct theory. Academic Press, London: 1–29. https://cepa.info/5369
Wittgenstein L. (1953) Philosophical investigations. Basil Blackwell, Oxford. ▸︎ Google︎ Scholar

Comments: 0

To stay informed about comments to this publication and post comments yourself, please log in first.