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About the Book

Vygotsky Philosophy and Education reassesses the works of Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky work by arguing that his central ideas about the nature of rationality and knowledge were informed by the philosophic tradition of Spinoza and Hegel.

  • Presents a reassessment of the works of Lev Vygotsky in light of the tradition of Spinoza and Hegel informing his work
  • Reveals Vygotsky's connection with the work of contemporary philosophers such as Brandom and McDowell
  • Draws on discussions in contemporary philosophy to revise prominent readings of Vygotskian psychology and revisits educational debates where Vygotsky's ideas were central
  • Reveals the limitations of appropriations of Vygotsky which fail to recognize the Hegelian provenance of his work
  • Shows the relevance of Brandom's inferentialism for contemporary educational theory and practice

About the Author: Jan Derry is a Reader in Philosophy of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. Her research interests focus on philosophical psychology, theories of knowledge and learning, and the nature of professional expertise and judgment.
Book Details
ISBN-13: 9781118368770
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publisher Imprint: Wiley-blackwell
Depth: 13
Language: English
Returnable: Y
Spine Width: 10 mm
Weight: 204 gr
ISBN-10: 1118368770
Publisher Date: 04 Dec 2013
Binding: Paperback
Height: 229 mm
No of Pages: 168
Series Title: Journal of Philosophy of Education
Sub Title: Philosophy and Education
Width: 152 mm
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