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RE: [xmca] Article on LSV's Crisis

Sorry, I couldn't access to it. Would it be possible for you to send me the
article in pdf?
Thanks in advance.

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De: xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu] En
nombre de Martin Packer
Enviado el: domingo, 01 de abril de 2012 20:11
Para: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Asunto: [xmca] Article on LSV's Crisis

This article may be interest. It is still in press, but available from the
journal web site.


Hyman, L. (2011). Vygotsky's Crisis: Argument, context, relevance. Studies
in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences.

Vygotsky's The Historical Significance of the Crisis in Psychology
(1926/1927) is an important text in the history and philosophy of psychology
that has only become available to scholars in 1982 in Russian, and in 1997
in English. The goal of this paper is to introduce Vygotsky's conception of
psychology to a wider audience. I argue that Vygotsky's argument about the
'crisis'? in psychology and its resolution can be fully understood only in
the context of his social and political thinking. Vygotsky shared the
enthusiasm, widespread among Russian leftist intelligentsia in the 1920s,
that Soviet society had launched an unprecedented social experiment: The
socialist revolution opened the way for establishing social conditions that
would let the individual flourish. For Vygotsky, this meant that 'a new
man'? of the future would become 'the first and only species in biology that
would create itself.'? He envisioned psychology as a science that would
serve this humanist teleology. I propose that The Crisis is relevant today
insofar as it helps us define a fundamental problem: How can we
systematically account for the development of knowledge in psychology? I
evaluate how Vygotsky addresses this problem as a historian of the crisis.

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