RE: Leont'ev-Vygotsky controversy

From: Eugene Matusov (
Date: Fri Feb 13 2004 - 13:14:28 PST

Dear Ricardo–

I attended many Davydov's lectures in 1970s and 1980s and I agree with you
that Davydov clearly made a point that Leont'ev's activity theory was a step
forward after Vygotsky.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ricardo Japiassu []
> Sent: Friday, February 13, 2004 3:58 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Leont'ev-Vygotsky controversy
> "Who writes that Leontiev was an ADVANCE on Vygotsky (...)?" MCole
> Davidov in *La ensenanza escolar y el desarrollo psiquico - investigación
> psicológica teorica y experimental* (Moscu: Progreso, 1988, p. 27-45 "La
> actividad, la psiquis y la conciencia") - although he does not say that in
> explicit way, guide a one to that conclusion. Better: He let us perceive
> live movement of CHAT and recognize his origin in LSV's thinking.
> "En este terreno es grande el aporte hecho por S. Rubenstein y A.
> Se puede considerar a este último como el creador de la más desarrollada
> teoria psicológica general de la actividad." (p. 28)
> "In this land that's great S Rubentein and A. Lenont'ev's contributions.
> can consider the last one as the creator of the most developed general
> psycology of activity"

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