Author, Reflexive Human Science, Reflexive Therapy in the United Kingdom
Copyright © 2017 Chris Mortimer
....................© 2019 Chris Mortimer
Author, philosopher: interest in reflexive foundations for human science, in reflexive therapy, in managing reflexive need through reflexivization and de-mythologization of our understanding of ourselves it enables.
For publications (summaries, previews, links): use ‘visit my website link’, and WordPress to Lulu links: (Lulu.com. or Amazon (where secondary retailers inflate prices), Barnes and Noble, etc.):
A Reflexive Foundation for Human Science, 2nd edition print, new 4th edition e-book, with an introduction;
A Guide to Reflexive Therapy, print, new 2nd edition e-book, with an Introduction;
Seeing It, print and e-book.
Translations: Chinese translation of A Guide to Reflexive Therapy.
Reflexive human science examines laws of human existence (being-process). Both intrinsic level and level of constructed structured process: reconstructs mechanism and dynamics, history and evolution. Examines relation of existence and being at level of individual and species.
Reflexive therapy is based on reflexive human science. It examines reflexive need, and manages it through guiding reflexivization. It is a guide for a scientific and centering - integrative - self-knowledge, with the potential, in self-organization, for including a reflexivized psychology able to 'be scientifically'. It is the self organizing itself to be scientifically. It is the human being-process becoming self-organized in a scientific way through use of scientific self-knowledge.
Useful in itself in life, reflexive therapy, as integrative foundation for developing reflexive self, useful for a reflexive approach to therapies generally. It is a specific information; and can be applied as the basis for a therapeutic try for relief from specified forms of individual and collective suffering.
Useful in issues of what of it is being made to be and why: in relation to human science consultancy, human social research, research and methodology in the social sciences, human resources, colonization of/interference in the lifeworld/critical social theory*, critical systems analysis, the 'relating of fact to norm', authority and consent, functional requirements of systems-maintenance and people, ideology, the abolition of war, etc.
(*'Colonization of lifeworld': e.g. Jurgen Habermas' critical social theory; effects constructed structured process can have on intrinsic structured process.)