Language and experience in the cognitive study of mysticism. Commentary on Forman
[first paragraph]: Robert Forman's theory outlined in ‘Mysticism, language and the via negativa’ reacts against an earlier account of mysticism which he calls constructivism’. Constructivism grew from a book of collected papers, Mysticism and philosophical analysis (1978), contributed to and edited by Steven Katz. According to Forman, ‘the constructivist approach is, roughly, that of the historian [of ideas]’ (p. 39). But this characterization is much too generous.
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Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: 1994-02-01