Richard Kearney’s Relevance for Psychology: A Review Essay

Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 51 (2):207-225 (2020)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

This essay argues that Richard Kearney’s philosophical work has something important to say to phenomenological psychology and, in turn, has something important to learn from it. It begins by highlighting a movement of return after deconstruction, consistent throughout Kearney’s oeuvre, that emerges clearly in the recently published Imagination Now collection—which contains some of Kearney’s most important writings. It then shows how this movement is a fundamentally therapeutic endeavor. A quick review of several recent volumes about Kearney’s work makes clear how his philosophy suggests an embodied and not simply a linguistic approach to therapy. As such, a certain phenomenological psychology is revealed as being implicitly operative in Kearney’s work. The essay then ends by highlighting three possible benefits of having phenomenological psychologists engage with Kearney’s work: a revaluation of the non-cognitive aspects of subjective constitution, a renewed look at the role of both the narrative and carnal dimensions in psychological research and psychotherapy, and an even more enhanced socio-cultural role for phenomenological psychology.

Links

PhilArchive



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 94,439

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Richard Kearney’s Sacramental Play between Immanence and Transcendence.Enrieke Damen - 2023 - Journal for Continental Philosophy of Religion 5 (1):62-71.
A Game of Jacks: Review Essay of John D. Caputo's Recent Works.Richard Kearney - 2021 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 47 (5):570-586.
Richard Kearney's Anatheistic Wager.Chris Doude van Troostwijk & Matthew Clemente (eds.) - 2018 - Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press.
Richard Kearney's Anatheistic Wager: Philosophy, Theology, Poetics (Review). [REVIEW]Austin M. Williams - 2019 - Pneuma: The Journal For the Society of Pentecostal Studies 41:180-182.
Richard Kearney’s Enthusiasm.John D. Caputo - 2022 - In John Panteleimon Manoussakis (ed.), After God: Richard Kearney and the Religious Turn in Continental Philosophy. Fordham University Press. pp. 309-317.
Kearney’s Wager.Patrick Burke - 2022 - In John Panteleimon Manoussakis (ed.), After God: Richard Kearney and the Religious Turn in Continental Philosophy. Fordham University Press. pp. 94-103.

Analytics

Added to PP
2020-11-29

Downloads
12 (#1,113,974)

6 months
3 (#1,251,533)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Neal B. DeRoo
Dordt University

Citations of this work

No citations found.

Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references