We found ourselves intrigued by Gergen’s replies to our special issue partners. Indeed, we found a not-so-subtle theme among them: the theme of relativism. We begin with Gergen’s (2011) assertion that his relational “way of understanding our world” is “enormously valuable to the human condition” (p. 315). We then puzzle over what this assertion might mean, given that Gergen specifically denies that relational being can be claimed to be true or real. After disputing a practical utility or even a preferential basis for this assertion, we discuss his problematic appeal to the relativism of social constructionism.
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