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Vygotsky and Cognitive Science

Language and the Unification of the Social and Computational Mind

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674332324

Publication Date: 08/15/1997

333 pages


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Frawley reminds us of the continuing relevance of early Soviet psychology to the understanding of cognitive development and attempts to unite this with modern-day (western) computationalism… [He] begins his quest for unification with a thorough, and frequently masterful survey of the background terrain. The breadth of coverage is impressive…[and his] arguments concerning consciousness and meta-consciousness are compelling… Frawley has presented a coherent position that modern cognitive science cannot ignore.—Richard Cooper, The Times Higher Education Supplement

A clear and witty writer, Frawley has a rare ability to explain honestly and carefully the views of scholars that he disagrees with, and an excellent grasp of the literature within philosophy, psychology, and linguistics.—Paul Bloom, University of Arizona

Professor Frawley’s book is a major accomplishment—fascinating, compelling, and accessible. It brings together Vygotskian studies and major segments of cognitive science in a way that many have thought important to do but no one has succeeded in accomplishing. At many points the level and breadth of coverage is breathtaking.—James Wertsch, Washington University in St. Louis

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