[xmca] Re: Vygotsky and Problems

From: Mike Cole <lchcmike who-is-at gmail.com>
Date: Sat Dec 08 2007 - 12:50:36 PST

Can you give us a context/some examples, Lois?
The Russian psych jrnl Voprosi Pskihologii is sometimes translated as
"Problems of psychology", soimetimes as "Questions of psychology"
(vopros=question as a rule), and of course,
when the anti-vygotskians started a journal of their own they joked about
calling it "Answers of psychology."

On Dec 8, 2007 12:04 PM, Lois Holzman <lholzman@eastsideinstitute.org>

> I'm turning to this group for some help in understanding what Vygotsky
> means by the word problem. I may be asking a translation question or
> something broader about the Russian way of framing issues or themes in
> science/philosophy/psychology. In English "problem" has come to imply
> "solution" (e.g., the "problem-solution syndrome"). I also like
> Wittgenstein's view on problems, which is that his method makes them
> "vanish" (as opposed to fixing or removing them). How should I be thinking
> about how Vygotsky thought of what a problem is in light of its common use
> in English as something to be fixed or solved? And its use in traditional
> psychotherapy (e.g., presenting problem)? All thought will be greatly
> appreciated!
> Lois
> Lois Holzman, Director
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