What do psychologists think of Derrida?

It is clear that Derrida’s Deconstruction has certain consequences for how we view: ourselves in relation to ‘reality’; ‘reality’ itself; ‘ourselves’ ourselves.

What influence has deconstuction had on psychological theory?

it leads freudians to ask why didn’t jaques do more cocaine?


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Perhaps the most interesting impact of Derrida on psychology is the manner in which deconstruction denies the possibility of a static or knowable self. I haven’t heard much reflection from trained psychologists on this, and am very much interested in reading some if anyone can direct me towards it. It has, however, been the subject of some discussion in certain philosophy and theology courses I’ve taken. I also find that the idea of self in a post-deconstruction environment works very well with Franciscan ideas on the self, found in Bonaventure’s Commentary on the Sentences. Interesting parallels exist in the thought of Duns Scotus as well.