Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 385–396

Doing Intellectual Disagreement Differently?



I use this reply, and how I experience my position within it, to reflect on how to conduct intellectual disagreements with colleagues (who in this case are friends, too) in a way informed by psycho-social principles. We agree that reflexivity is a necessary feature of being psycho-social and my sense of affront when I read their article provides an opportunity to put this principle into practice.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyOpen UniversityMilton KeynesUK

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