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RE: [xmca] Vygotsky and Dilthey?: Why V was critical towards D?


Radzikhovskii and Khomskaya make interesting point in their article A.R. Luria and L. S. Vygotsky: Early Years of their Collaboration (Journal of Russian and East European Psychology, Volume 20, number 1 / Fall 1981, DOI: 10.2753/RPO1061-040520013):

"To understand how, in such a situation, Vygotsky nevertheless could become Luria's teacher,
we must turn to Luria's scientific career before he met Vygotsky. ... whole generations of Russian
students had been nurtured: the works of Hoffding, Wundt, Dilthey, Binet, and James"

That would be one reason why Vygotsky was critical towards Dilthey. Dilthey represented earlier paradigm.

Rauno Huttunen

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Subject: Re: [xmca] Vygotsky and Dilthey? Perzhivanie and Erlebnis?

Vygotsky certain;y knew about Dilthey. But he wasn't a huge fan:

"It was specifically the fear of materialistic conceptions of natural scientific psychology penetrating into the social sciences that pushed Dilthey and other authors toward the idea of dividing psychology into two "separate sciences." Dilthey wrote that "integration into the natural sciences" gives psychology the "character of a refined materialism. This psychology is not a sure foundation, but a danger for the jurist or the historian of literature. Every subsequent development has shown what a disintegrating role this hidden materialism of Spencerian explanatory psychology has played in the economic and political sciences and in criminal law" (Dilthey, 1924, p. 30)." 

Vygotsky, L. S. (2012). The science of psychology. Journal of Russian and East European Psychology, 50(4), 85-106.


On Apr 23, 2013, at 9:08 PM, Greg Thompson <greg.a.thompson@gmail.com> wrote:

> Just making connections a propos of Anton's mention that perezhivanie is a
> direct translation of the German erlebnis.
> I was recently reading The Anthropology of Experience in which Edward
> Bruner looks to link anthropology, through Victor Turner, to Dilthey and
> his important concept "erlebnis".
> Vygotsky certainly would have known about Dilthey, no?
> -greg
> p.s. I also wonder if Dilthey would have been a significant influence on
> Dewey and his notion of "experience"?
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