Conceptual Therapy: An Introduction to Framework-relative Epistemology

St. Louis, MO, USA: Studies in Theory and Behavior (1983, 2014)
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Conceptual therapy seeks to eliminate from our vocabulary of concepts those that are conceptually pathological. The very use of such concepts—which is much of the time—brings about dysfunctional thinking: thought, that is to say, that leads us astray, paving the way for beliefs and claims to knowledge that are fundamentally nonsensical. A therapy for such concepts may be likened to holding a selective sieve and pouring the ideas with which we attempt to make sense of the world through it, allowing the sieve to filter out those that would otherwise infect our thinking with meaninglessness. Conceptual Therapy: An Introduction to Framework-relative Epistemology was written by the author as an introductory text for university classes in applied skills in epistemological analysis.
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