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Re: [xmca] S.L. Rubenshtein and Merleau-Ponty

It will take me about 10 days to get to the text to copy, Larry. The book
can be read, but not copied, online if you google around,,,,, at least here
in France. Still-- best to have a copy in hand to study.

Anna is of a generation where Rubenshteinians and Vygotskians were beginning
to stop beating up one each other and was, I believe, studied with Vladimir
P. Zinchenko and his cohor. The ideas she expresses are quite visible in
VPZ's writings.

A major oversight at MCA was the failure to organize a review of the
Robbins-Stetsenko edited book on "non-classical" psychology, a term not
dissimilar from Shep White's ideas about a "second psychology" which I have
drawn upon. A lot of cognate ideas including non-linear systems,
internal/external sides of the word/image, and so in that work. Lots to
think about/with.

A delayed/retrospective review would be in order. Want to volunteer?

On Thu, Apr 21, 2011 at 11:02 PM, Larry Purss <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> Mike
> Thanks for the offer to post a pdf document of  the most relevant parts of
> Merleau-Ponty's book "The World of Perception" that seem of closest
> interest
> to xmca-ites .  I would be interested in exploring his ideas on this forum.
> The section of his work you posted captures the perpetual ambiguity of
> attempting to reach a "meeting of minds"  with the recognition that we will
> never definitely succeed.   It is interesting that his lectures were
> broadcast over the  French airwaves in 1948.  Merleau-Ponty's name often is
> linked with Buber, Gadamer, and Levinas as existential scholars who
> emphasized our  humanity as fundamentally dependent and needing others in
> our attempts to relate to the world and ourselves.
> I also would be interested in how Rubenshtein understood the subjective
> side
> of activity theory and his project to emphasize this aspect of activity.
> Mike, do you see Anna Stetsenko exploring similar themes to Rubenshtein?
> Larry
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