Vygotsky, Spinoza, and Cultural Psychology of Education

  title={Vygotsky, Spinoza, and Cultural Psychology of Education},
  author={Wolff‐Michael Roth and Alfredo Jornet},
This introductory chapter examines Vygotsky’s uptake in past and current educational psychology, where problematic translations from the original works and a frequent disregard of Vygotsky’s Marxist epistemological premises have characterized the Russian scholar’s tremendous impact in the field. Instead of a finalized theory ready to be applied, Vygotsky’s work was in vibrant and constant development, a development that his untimely death broke at a point when the psychologist, building on… 


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