Re: Leont'ev-Vygotsky controversy

From: Andy Blunden (
Date: Tue Feb 17 2004 - 21:03:22 PST

>1. isn't word meaning the product of a process of transformation between
>individual sense and publicly conventional, stabilized, residues that
>serve as the medium for further sense making?

If my memory serves me correctly (which it usually doesn't) Vygotsky used
the intentionally double-barrelled "word-meaning," because he was concerned
to follow the distinct and intersecting course of word use and intention.
The key lay in the system of activity within which words are "used"

In my view, Hegel and Marx have in mind culture, individual and activity as
a necessary triangle in which activity is mediating between culture and the


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