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ERIC Number: EJ549550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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ISSN: ISSN-0018-716X
Explaining the Interpretive Mind.
Brockmeier, Jens
Human Development, v39 n5 p287-94 Sep-Oct 1996
Examines two prominent positions in the epistemological foundations of psychology--Piaget's causal explanatory claims and Vygotsky's interpretive understanding; contends that they need to be placed in their wider philosophical contexts. Argues that the danger of causally explaining cultural practices through which human beings construct and understand meaning is reducing their complexity. Vygotsky's hermeneutic options challenged this mode of knowledge. (Author/KB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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