Rethinking Cultural-Historical Theory

A Dialectical Perspective to Vygotsky

  • Manolis Dafermos

Part of the Perspectives in Cultural-Historical Research book series (PCHR, volume 4)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Manolis Dafermos
    Pages 1-12
  3. Manolis Dafermos
    Pages 53-66
  4. Manolis Dafermos
    Pages 91-125
  5. Manolis Dafermos
    Pages 157-213
  6. Manolis Dafermos
    Pages 291-299
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 301-309

About this book


This book is an exploration of science in the making. It offers readers the opportunity to critically reflect on the process of development of Vygotsky's research program from the perspective of dialectics, focusing on the dramatic process of building and rebuilding cultural historical theory. Vygotsky's creative and dramatic journey is no less important than the concrete results of his research. An epistemological and historical investigation of the formulation of cultural historical theory sheds light on the process of knowledge production and reveals hidden dimensions of creativity in science.


LS Vygotsky Development of psychology cultural historical theory Vygotskian textology Dialectics Consciousness in childhood Consciousness in psychology Perezhivanie

Authors and affiliations

  • Manolis Dafermos
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of CreteRethymnonGreece

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-0190-2
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-0191-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2520-1530
  • Series Online ISSN 2520-1549
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