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[Xmca-l] Re: Vygotsky and Deborin

I've ordered David Bakhurst's book, which I hope will tell me even more, but thanks to Natalia Gajdamschko and via Natalia, Gena Kravtsova, and Anton Yasnitsky, I am now certain that Vygotsky never met Deborin, but he did collaborate with two of Deborin's supporters in writing a book on currents of Psychology in 1930, exactly the time I'm interested in, Osnovnye techeniia sovremennoi psikhologii, which is to be found at http://www.koob.ru/vigodsky_v_l/main_currents. Anton tells me that this collaboration had a very negative effect on Vygotsky's career, as Deborin was denounced in January 1931, but in my humble opinion, seems to have been invaluable in preparing Vygotsky to write "Thinking and Speech."

*Andy Blunden*

mike cole wrote:
I would consult David Bakhurst's early book.

On Sun, Mar 15, 2015 at 7:42 PM, Andy Blunden <ablunden@mira.net <mailto:ablunden@mira.net>> wrote:

    Is there anyone who can tell me a bit more about the relationship
    between Vygotsky and Abram Deborin, who was an editor of "Under
    the Banner of Marxism," a fan of Spinoza and I believe the
    translator of the Russian version of Hegel's Shorter Logic. I
    would be particularly interested in the dates of interactions
    between them.
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    *Andy Blunden*

It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object that creates history. Ernst Boesch.