Excluding universalism posits that any Weltanschauung different from ours is a bulk of more or less folkloristic beliefs. However, both the epistemological adventure of Western sciences (especially life sciences and "psy" sciences) and the anthropological data collected during the 20th century converge into indicating that this kind of universalism is inadequate and untenable. Today, remaining loyal to the original purpose of science means granting equal epistemological dignity to all systems of knowledge and know-how, which sprung, like ours, from specific historical conditions. Also, it means being able to read the coherence of these systems not according to our parameters, but according to the logic and the constrains that they inherited from the cultures they belong to. According to this analysis, we can find "psychologies" in the plural form within the boundaries of Western science. Moreover, multiple mind models and therapeutic systems are present both within and outside the Western world. Recognising such a plurality does not mean "anything goes", and requires an epistemology worth the times and complexity we live in.

Psicologie, etnopsichiatria, sistemi di cura.

CONSIGLIERE, STEFANIA
2013

Abstract

Excluding universalism posits that any Weltanschauung different from ours is a bulk of more or less folkloristic beliefs. However, both the epistemological adventure of Western sciences (especially life sciences and "psy" sciences) and the anthropological data collected during the 20th century converge into indicating that this kind of universalism is inadequate and untenable. Today, remaining loyal to the original purpose of science means granting equal epistemological dignity to all systems of knowledge and know-how, which sprung, like ours, from specific historical conditions. Also, it means being able to read the coherence of these systems not according to our parameters, but according to the logic and the constrains that they inherited from the cultures they belong to. According to this analysis, we can find "psychologies" in the plural form within the boundaries of Western science. Moreover, multiple mind models and therapeutic systems are present both within and outside the Western world. Recognising such a plurality does not mean "anything goes", and requires an epistemology worth the times and complexity we live in.
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