Acts of Meaning by Jerome Bruner

By Jerome Bruner

Jerome Bruner argues that the cognitive revolution, with its present fixation on brain as "information processor;" has led psychology clear of the deeper goal of figuring out brain as a writer of meanings. in basic terms by way of breaking out of the restrictions imposed by means of a computational version of brain do we seize the designated interplay during which brain either constitutes and is constituted via culture.

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