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Vygotsky, philosophy and education

Derry, Jan (2013) Vygotsky, philosophy and education. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford. ISBN 9781118368770

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Abstract

Vygotsky, Philosophy and Education reassesses the works of Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky work by arguing that his central ideas about the nature of rationality and knowledge were informed by the philosophic tradition of Spinoza and Hegel. •Presents a reassessment of the works of Lev Vygotsky in light of the tradition of Spinoza and Hegel informing his work •Reveals Vygotsky’s connection with the work of contemporary philosophers such as Brandom and McDowell •Draws on discussions in contemporary philosophy to revise prominent readings of Vygotskian psychology and revisits educational debates where Vygotsky’s ideas were central •Reveals the limitations of appropriations of Vygotsky which fail to recognize the Hegelian provenance of his work •Shows the relevance of Brandom’s inferentialism for contemporary educational theory and practice

Item Type: Book
Controlled Keywords: Disciplines, Learning
Divisions: IOE Departments > Departments > Humanities and Social Sciences
Depositing User: Atira Pure
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2014 17:36
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2015 10:28
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