Volume 17 · Number 1 · Pages 064–069
Author’s Response: Constructivism Strengthens Epistemic Uncertainty - And This is Good News

Maciej Wodziński

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Abstract: Addressing methodological issues, I try to clarify relations between radical constructivism and the theories used as a basis of study by describing how social influences experienced by individuals are constructed. Also, I welcome the way other methodological questions may enrich future research by raising the issue of personal contact and inclusion of the first-person perspective in the construction of autism. Next, I discuss (a) the need to re-think the contemporary psychiatric/diagnostic category of autism; (b) some strong and weak points of the enactivist perspective; (c) the issue of inclusion of the “self-illness” relation in research on autism, as well as the validity of the term “illness” in this concept; and (d) the possibility of thinking about autism from the phenomenological perspective inspired by Heidegger’s category of understanding.


Wodziński M. (2021) Author’s response: Constructivism strengthens epistemic uncertainty - and this is good news. Constructivist Foundations 17(1): 064–069. https://constructivist.info/17/1/064

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