Acts of meaning

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Harvard University Press, 1990 - Philosophy - 179 pages
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Jerome Bruner argues that the cognitive revolution, with its current fixation on mind as "information processor;" has led psychology away from the deeper objective of understanding mind as a creator of meanings. Only by breaking out of the limitations imposed by a computational model of mind can we grasp the special interaction through which mind both constitutes and is constituted by culture.

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A psychologist and educator, and a pioneer in the field of cognition, Bruner provides an outline for a new synthesis of inquiry into mind and culture. The book consists of the 1989-90 Jerusalem ... Read full review


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Jerome Bruner is University Professor at New York University and the author of many books, including "Acts of Meaning"; "On Knowing"; "The Process of Education"; and "Toward a Theory of Instruction" (all published by Harvard).

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