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Author: A. Blunden

Leontyev’s claim that each system of activity is objec- tively motivated by an object, which is a need of the whole society. This implies that any system of activity objectively tends towards to the satisfaction of some definite social need. For Leontyev, this is not something peculiar to capitalism

In: An Interdisciplinary Theory of Activity

 – novelists, Christian theologians, journalists, politicians, and philosophers – and they come from many sides of the political spectrum. These men find themselves united rhetorically, sentimentally, and politically by a shared consciousness of man’s destiny. This knowledge motivates them to make speeches and

In: Concrete Critical Theory: Althusser’s Marxism
Author: Andy Blunden

substance to a concept. When we take our idea of the good life and erect a building in line with that ideal, people will be living with that idea of the good life for long after. Ideas of learning are objecti- fijied in the design of schools and classrooms, and long after teachers have learnt better and

In: Concepts
Author: A. Blunden

in the project. But projects have a life of their own, just like human beings: they grow and develop and give birth to offspring. A project is a living thing, but what is alive in it is the human beings who participate in it. Projects do not have some other existence, in ‘society’ or in struc

In: An Interdisciplinary Theory of Activity
Author: Dmitri Ginev

the (ontological) constitution of cultural life-forms. Stories are lived before being told. The unity of living a story and telling a story (of a life-form’s tradition) informs an impor- tant feature of the hermeneutic fore-structure of community’s being-in-a-cultural-life-world. All ‘structures’ that

In: Critical Theory After Habermas
Author: Andy Blunden

defijinition , or any kind of reifijied object , but a living, active form of life, with all the vitality and emotion that belongs to real human activity: a real form of human life which is both subjective and objective. Wittgenstein The study of language and its relation to the study of concepts cannot go

In: Concepts
Author: J. Braun

modernization on traditional societies. Th ese are societies that were, and to a large extent still are, integrated in their communities based on oral culture (there is a great deal of illiteracy), on the psychology of living in a perpetual present, and are greatly motivated by a feeling of psychological

In: To Break Our Chains

course, a bourgeois could conceivably earn his living partly through occupational work and partly through social aid. But, would it be pos- sible for this person to lead an honorable life?59 Hegel does not seem to discuss the relation between providing for oneself and the process of “mediation with

In: New Philosophies of Labour
Author: A. Blunden

PART IV AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS The self becomes a project, not as a fully formed ‘thing’, something that is constructed in the processes of mutual recognition in social life. The affirmation of themselves as independent agents . . . (Pinkard 1996

In: An Interdisciplinary Theory of Activity
Author: J. Braun

policemen, monitoring everybody, and other than that off ered little leadership. Th at is the source of the culture of many authoritarian soci- eties in the modern era, not communities setting agendas, but fi gure- head rulers who live like little kings, and other than living a life of sloth and of

In: To Break Our Chains