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.
In Search of Pedagogy, Paperback (March 2006)
Part of a two-volume set, this volume 1 includes a selection of the author's writings about education from 1957 to 1978. It contains an introduction by the author, which gives us an overview of the 1957-1978 years and contextualizes his selection of papers.
Children's Friendships, Paperback (October 2004)
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.
Making Stories, Paperback (April 2003)» View all books by Jerome S. Bruner
Stories pervade our daily lives, from human interest news items, to a business strategy, to daydreams between chores. Stories are what we use to make sense of the world. But how does this work? This text examines this pervasive human habit and suggests ways to think about how we use stories.
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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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