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Actual minds, possible worlds

Author: Jerome S Bruner
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1986.
Series: The Jerusalem-Harvard Lectures
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Drawing on recent work in literary theory, linguistics, and symbolic anthropology, as well as cognitive and developmental psychology Professor Bruner examines the mental acts that enter into the imaginative creation of possible worlds, and he shows how the activity of imaginary world making undergirds human science, literature, and philosophy, as well as everyday thinking, and even our sense of self. - Publisher.

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bruner, Jerome S. (Jerome Seymour).
Actual minds, possible worlds.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1986
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jerome S Bruner
ISBN: 0674003659 9780674003651 0674003667 9780674003668 0674029011 9780674029019
OCLC Number: 12946633
Description: xi, 201 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Approaching the literary --
Two modes of thought --
Possible castles --
Transactional self --
Inspriation of Vygotsky --
Psychological reality --
Nelson Goodman's worlds --
Thought and emotion --
Language of education --
Developmental theory as culture.
Series Title: The Jerusalem-Harvard Lectures
Responsibility: Jerome Bruner.


Bruner sets forth nothing less than a new agenda for the study of the mind. He examines the irrepressibly human acts of imagination that allow us to make experience meaningful; he calls this side of  Read more...


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A brilliant synthesis of contemporary anthropology, sociology, literary theory, and philosophy as well as psychology. -- Michael Stern * San Francisco Chronicle * The human mind is everywhere at Read more...

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