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Re: [xmca] Hallucinating Romantic Science
Where is the introduction where Martin locates Shweder's roots?
Also, I would say that Shweder is a Romantic in the German Romantic sense
(and no, that's not an oxymoron!), but not necessarily in the same line as
So, as with most slippery academics, expect conflicting reports about his
status (and as with many academics, imho, he actively seeks to escape
p.s. note the spelling: "Shweder"
On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 3:36 PM, Larry Purss <email@example.com> wrote:
> Thanks Huw for this video link.
> On this topic of Romantic science, where do others locate Shweder's
> understanding of "intentional worlds" within the notion of romantic
> science? Do others connect Shweder with Bruner, Cole, and Luria in the
> exploration of *romantic science"? There are differences in emphasis among
> these various authors but is there also overlap??
> Shweder wrote: Cultural Psychology is premised on existential UNCERTAINTY
> (the search for meaning) and on a (so-called) "intentional" conception of
> "constituted" worlds" [from the introduction chapter of Martin Packer's and
> Mark Tappan's edited book "Cultural and Historical Perspectives of Human
> Development" page 6].
> Shweder's exploration of the ethical and moral dimensions within
> constituted "intentional" worlds seems to interlink with Bruner's notion of
> "possible Worlds, Actual Minds" which seems to share similar notions of
> cultural psychology with Shweder.
> Martin, in his introduction, locates the lineage of Scweder's "cultural
> psychology" with "Aberlard, Herder, Hegel, Heidegger, and Brentano as one
> stream. Other ancestral lines are Levy-Bruhl, Wittgenstein, Cicourel,
> D'Andrade, Geertz, Kleinman, and Sapir.
> I wonder if the cultural historical understanding of human nature existing
> within the "gap" between time T and time T+1 can be linked to Shweder's
> notion of the existential search for meaning as ALWAYS UNCERTAIN?
> On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 2:04 PM, Huw Lloyd <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > On 3 January 2013 21:18, <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > Wonderful little piece with lots of the classic quotes from romantic
> > > science (e.g., "murder to dissect").
> > > New to me was the sacks luria link.
> > > Any chance you could elaborate mike? Or anyone else?
> > > -Greg
> > >
> > >
> > Hi Greg,
> > There's a video of Mike interviewing Sachs & Bruner, in which they both
> > elaborate on Luria, on lchc someplace.
> > I recommend it.
> > Huw
> > > Sent from my iPhone
> > >
> > > On Jan 2, 2013, at 2:23 PM, mike cole <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > > The following review of a new book by Oliver Sachs talks some about
> > > > romantic science.
> > > > FYI
> > > > mike
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
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