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

Glad that old review still held some value.
I am not sure how many Russians are directly knowledgeable about these
ideas, but would
be interested to hear about it.

On Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 7:06 PM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net> wrote:

> 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."
> Andy
> 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
>> mike
>> 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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>>> From: Brittany Loy <brittanyloy0217@pointloma.edu**>
>>> Date: Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 10:02 AM
>>> Subject: Luria - New Vodka Old Bottle PDF
>>> To: Mike Cole <lchcmike@gmail.com>
>>> attached
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