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[Xmca-l] Re: In defense of Vygotsky ["Sense and meaning" really means consciousness, which really means intellectualism]

Lubomir, I think this is a very helpful characterization. I think it also fits very well with the "plump materialism" that Latour spells out, and that I would attribute to SV.


On Oct 28, 2014, at 10:26 AM, Lubomir Savov Popov <lspopov@bgsu.edu> wrote:

> If we refer to Soviet (now Russian) psychology:
> -- They prefer to talk about consciousness rather than mind.
> -- All psychological functions and states emerge in the process of human activity.
> --Consciousness is a major category in historical materialism and therefore has to be accepted as a major category by the social science disciplines. There are different interpretation of the concept of consciousness in different social science disciplines. However, they all had to refer to historical materialism. No one was bigger than historical materialism. Consciousness is also used in several ways in everyday life. But that is another story. The kinds of usage should not be mixed.