Rethinking Cultural-historical Theory: A Dialectical Perspective To Vygotsky by Manolis DafermosRethinking Cultural-historical Theory: A Dialectical Perspective To Vygotsky by Manolis Dafermos

Rethinking Cultural-historical Theory: A Dialectical Perspective To Vygotsky

byManolis Dafermos

Hardcover | May 30, 2018

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This book is an exploration of science in the making. It offers readers the opportunity to critically reflect on the process of development of Vygotsky's research program from the perspective of dialectics, focusing on the dramatic process of building and rebuilding cultural historical theory. Vygotsky's creative and dramatic journey is no less important than the concrete results of his research. An epistemological and historical investigation of the formulation of cultural historical theory sheds light on the process of knowledge production and reveals hidden dimensions of creativity in science.

Manolis Dafermos is an associate professor in the epistemology of psychology at the Department of Psychology at the University of Crete. He holds a PhD in philosophy from the Lomonosov Moscow State University. His interests include cultural historical psychology, critical psychology, the history of psychology, and methodological and ep...
Title:Rethinking Cultural-historical Theory: A Dialectical Perspective To VygotskyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:309 pagesPublished:May 30, 2018Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9811301905

ISBN - 13:9789811301902


Table of Contents

1 Introduction.- 2 The historical and scientific background to the genesis of cultural-historical theory.- 3 A preliminary sketch of Vygotsky's theory.- 4 Exploring the philosophical underpinnings of cultural historical theory.- 5 The prehistory of cultural-historical theory.- 6 The primary appearance of cultural historical psychology.- 7 The formation of cultural-historical theory.- 8 Creativity in science in the case of Vygotsky.