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Metaphors Theorists Live by

[Speaker] Sugamura, Genji:1
1:Kansai University (Japan)

Theories are usually “constructed” or “built” frequently based on some sort of “foundations” and sometimes have several principal “pillars,” whether they are science or not. These hierarchical architectural metaphors that researchers use without even realizing they are using are often unable to function to understand human complexity and wholeness especially in such multidisciplinary science as psychology. Alternatively, the heterarchical control metaphors, by which different or occasionally contradictory ideas can be functionally connected to each other, will be proposed. This idea is partially inspired by the Taoist and Buddhist philosophy of relations, and the argument will be made in terms of constructivist metatheory.
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