Introduction to symposium on Vygotsky and Spinoza

  title={Introduction to symposium on Vygotsky and Spinoza},
  author={Alfredo Jornet and Mike Cole},
  journal={Mind, Culture, and Activity},
  pages={340 - 345}
It has been known since the publication of Thought and Language in English that at the end of his life, Vygotsky turned to the ideas of Spinoza to overcome what he considered the shortcomings of his earlier theoretical ideas, bringing emotion to center stage in the process of development. Recent scholarship has made it clear that Spinoza was important from the beginning Vygotsky’s carreer. His doctoral thesis, The Psychology of Art, opens with a quotation from Spinoza, and years later Leont’ev… 
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