1st Edition

Lev Vygotsky:Revoltn Scientist

By Fred Newman, Lois Holzman Copyright 1993

    First Published in 1993. Vygotsky railed against the ‘aboutness’ that permeated both the form and content of the Western scientific, social-scientific and philosophical traditions they both inherited. This book was written as an introduction of Vygotsky life and works to college and university students.

    Introduction; Chapter 1 Vygotsky and psychology; Chapter 2 The laboratory as methodology; Chapter 3 Practice; Chapter 4 The zone of proximal development; Chapter 5 Playing in/with the ZPD; Chapter 6 Reform and revolution in the study of thinking and speech; Chapter 7 Completing the historical Vygotsky; Chapter 8 Logic and psychotherapy;


    Fred Newman, who trained in the philosophy of science, teaches at the East Side Institute for Short Term Psychotherapy in New York. Lois Holzman, a developmental psychologist, also teaches at the East Side Institute for Short Term Psychotherapy, and at Empire State College, New York.