Acts of Meaning
Four Lectures on Mind and Culture
By (author) Jerome S. Bruner
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Acts of Meaning by Jerome S. Bruner
Book DescriptionArgues that the idea of the mind as an information processor has led psychology away from seeing the mind as a creator of meanings. Only by breaking out of the limitations of a computational model of mind can we grasp the interaction through which mind constitutes and is constituted by culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674003613
(210mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 2-Sep-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jerome S. Bruner
Making Sense, Paperback (August 2011)
'Making Sense' outlines how the growing child comes to understand the world, make sense of experience and become a competent social individual.
Law, Culture, and Ritual, Paperback (January 2007)
Disputing systems are products of the societies in which they operate. This title examines the cultural contexts of legal institutions, and presents several case studies to demonstrate that the processes used for resolving disputes have a cultural origin and impact.
In Search of Pedagogy, Paperback (March 2006)
Presents a selection of Psychologist Jerome Bruner's important essays about education from 1979-2006. Jerome Bruner served on the President's Science Advisory Committee during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations. He was involved in a variety of educational enterprises, including the founding of Head Start, of which he was a major architect.
Children's Friendships, Paperback (October 2004)» View all books by Jerome S. Bruner
Drawing on evidence from studies on both sides of the Atlantic, this beautifully written book from Judy Dunn, the leading international authority on childhood development, considers the nature and significance of children's early friendships.
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Author Biography - Jerome S. Bruner
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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