Volume 17 · Number 1 · Pages 053–055
The Hardening of the Categories

Vincent Kenny

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Open peer commentary on the article “The Construction of Autism: Between Reflective and Background Knowledge” by Maciej Wodziński & Paulina Gołaska-Ciesielska. Abstract: Two proposals are made to encourage a radical constructivist elaboration in the area of autism research: The need for abandoning the incoherent structure of the DSM categories, and to get “outside” of the limiting conditions of the dominant notions of “category” by returning to the anti-abstractionism critiques of Berkeley and others.


Kenny V. (2021) The hardening of the categories. Constructivist Foundations 17(1): 053–055. https://constructivist.info/17/1/053

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