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Re: [xmca] Concepts. A Crtitical Approach

Thanks Lois. The dialogue I had with you was particularly helpful in coming to grips with Wittgenstein.

Lois Holzman wrote:
Congrats, Andy.
I look forward to reading it.

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On Jul 28, 2012, at 10:58 PM, Andy Blunden wrote:

My new book is now pubished. Unfortunately too expensive for an individual reader, but maybe your library could buy it. Cheap paperback edition in 12 months' time:
Andy Blunden presents a critical review of theories of Concepts in cognitive psychology, analytical philosophy, linguistics, conceptual change theory and other disciplines. The problems in these disciplines has led many to abandon the idea of Concepts altogether, particularly those taking an interactionist approach. Blunden responds with an historical review focussing on the idealist philosophy of Hegel, its reception and transformation in the development of positive science and finally the cultural psychology of Lev Vygotsky. He then proposes an approach to Concepts which draws on Activity Theory. Concepts are equally subjective and objective, units of consciousness and of the cultural formation of which one is a part. This continues the author’s earlier work in /An Interdisciplinary Theory of Activity/ (Brill 2010).
*Table of contents*
Part I. Contemporary Theory

  1. The Psychology of Concepts
  2. Narratives and Metaphors
  3. Conceptual Change and Linguistics
  4. Robert Brandom on Concepts
  5. Where we are Now with Concepts

Part II. Hegel

  6. The Story of the Concept
  7. Hegel’s Logic
  8. The Genesis of the Concept
  9. The Realisation of the Concept
  10. Hegel’s Psychology

Part III. From Philosophy to the Human Sciences

  11. The Critical Appropriation of Hegel
  12. Sources of Cultural Psychology

Part IV. Vygotsky

  13. Concepts in Childhood
  14. Vygotsky on ‘True Concepts’
  15. Concepts and Activity

Part V. Conclusion.

  I would like to thank Mike Cole for the advice and encouragement
  over a number of years, as well as all the correspondents on the
  listserv, xmca. In particular, I thank Mike Arnold, Lois Holzman,
  David Kirschner, Jay Lemke, Carol Macdonald, Anna Sfard and Tony
  Whitson for invaluable discussions, and Lynn Beaton, Arturo
  Escandon, Helen Grimmett, Ron Lubensky, Rob Parsons, Deborah
  Rockstroh, Julian Williams and Roger Woock, who each read parts of
  the manuscript and gave me invaluable feedback. And I would like to
  thank my editor David Fasenfest for his support.

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*Andy Blunden*
Joint Editor MCA: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/hmca20/18/1
Home Page: http://home.mira.net/~andy/
Book: http://www.brill.nl/concepts

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