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Re: [xmca] Re: Luria - New Vodka Old Bottle PDF

An excellent review, Mike.
I think that your initial characterisation of Luria's aims:

   "Luria's new science of psychology would encompass the
   complex, idiosyncratic, emotion-laden features of people
   as described by the great novelists and philosophers of
   the 19th century, and yet permit rigorous specification
   of elementary pshyciological processes, linked to human
   physical nature, which would explain the phenomena we
   all recognise as Human Nature."

can function as a definition of Cultural Psychology. It could be seen as a resolution of the argument between Dilthey (who rejected the use of natural scientific methods altogether) and Wundt (who wanted two streams of psychology side by side, and used subjective methods for laboratory studies).

Reading your review, I can also see why you questioned my insistence (in connection with the discussion of Engestrom's work, here on xmca) on the distinction between "unit of analysis" and "model system," an example of which you see as realised in Luria's "combined motor method."


mike cole wrote:
Here is a review I wrote some years ago about Luria's Nature of Human
Conflicts. It summarizes and provides illustrations of some of the issues
we have been discussing while introducing others.
Note that a few years ago, the book did appear in Russian based on
reconstruction of the original
manuscript by Victor Belopolsky. It is my impression that the book is
little known or appreciated in Russia but I might be mistaken.
For what its worth
On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 3:28 PM, mike cole <lchcmike@gmail.com> wrote:

Hi BJ-- I will get the article reviewing luria referred to in earlier
message next.

There is an attachment here.  Call it, Cole Review of Nature of Human
Conflicts and put it under the Nature of Human Conflicts on the Luria Pubs
page and on the page "about" luria.

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