The central themes in focus for this section are the theoretical problems of cultural-historical and activity theory starting with the psychophysical problem and theoretical definition of life and psyche ending with ’tool and sign‘ problem, language, free will, ideality etc.

We also focus attention on applying dialectical analysis to theoretical, methodological and practical research problems with an interest in their utility for explaining diverse educational, political, cultural, sociological, historical and economic phenomena.

Our theoretical search will be based in part on ideas from L.S.Vygotsky, A.N.Leont‘ev and A.R.Luria and in part from ideas of such philosophers as Plato, Spinoza, Hegel, Marx and Ilyenkov as well as on all other philosophers and psychologists whose ideas can be productively synthesized into our focus.


For more information:

Alexander Surmava avramus@gmail.com

Prof. Newton Duarte (Department of Philosophy of Education, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Brazil) newton@fclar.unesp.br

Liasion to Executive Committee: Dot Robbins drobbins72000@yahoo.com