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Re: [xmca] John Shotter in 1995 discussing the link between Wittgenstein and Vygotsky
Larry, Monica, et al.
Many years ago, it must have been around 1976, I invited John Shotter to speak at Bedford College, University of London, where I was working as a research assistant. For some reason they put me in charge of the invited speaker series, and John was my first invitation. He bought a "shoppers' special" train ticket from Nottingham to London. I don't recall whether or not he was drawing on Merleau-Ponty at that time - I had stumbled across M-P in college a couple of years earlier - but he was already working on topics that for me were interesting.
Small world, and smaller all the time!
On Jul 24, 2011, at 3:30 PM, Monica Hansen wrote:
> I am wondering the same thing. I learn so much more about all of these
> theories by your constantly putting them into comparison with different
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> Subject: [xmca] John Shotter in 1995 discussing the link between
> Wittgenstein and Vygotsky
> I have not yet read the article I'm attaching but when I googled [Shotter
> XMCA] this article was located. I looked at the bibliography and did not
> see Merleau-Ponty referenced. His engagement with M-P's ideas must have
> come after 1995 [when he wrote the article I'm attaching.] For others
> interested in this line of inquiry I thought the article may be interesting.
> In the more recent article I was discussing John says he has moved from
> using the term "joint activity" to the term "dialogue" and most recently to
> using the term "chiasmic intertwining". I'm wondering what others think
> about John's journey of exploration and how it links up to CHAT?
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