The danger of “the truth"

Liv Stoltze Gaborit

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This commentary applauds Held’s (2020) argument for the importance of considering the risk of epistemological violence implicit in psychology. In addition, this commentary suggests the argument can be furthered by looking to the ontological turn within anthropology and considering not only the risk of epistemic, but of ontological violence in psychological research as well as in therapeutic practice. Lastly, this commentary questions whether academics, in their often privileged positions will ever be able to go beyond the structural violence of hegemonic structures or if change should come from below
TidsskriftTheory & Psychology
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)445-447
Antal sider3
StatusUdgivet - 2020


  • Psychology
  • epistemic violence
  • ontological violence

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