The „Autotelic” Sociology and the Psychology as a Metaproject

Notes on Ágoston Faber’s Paper

These comments represent a reply to Ágoston Faber’s paper, and they draw attention to two points of view. One of them refers to sociological interpretations of social facts which are mostly psychological issues recently, such as intimacy, romantic love, or the self itself. These comments highlight why analyses of social causes and social results of these phenomena are fruitful. The other point of view is the opportunity of analysing psychology and psychotherapy according to the perspective of social sciences. The paper also outlines to what extent psychotherapy can be considered as a social fact, and provide some ideas about how it can inform us about society and how we can approach psychology from the perspective of critical social sciences in a constructive way.

Released: Replika 114, 235–242.