David S. Webster (1994) Collingwood and Vygotsky on Consciousness
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Psycoloquy 5(22): Collingwood and Vygotsky on Consciousness
Collingwood and Vygotsky on Consciousness
David S. Webster
Commentary on Puccetti on Split-brain
Department of Psychology
University of Durham
Both Collingwood and Vygotsky take consciousness to be
the reflexive consequence of the structure of activity. The most
important activity related to human consciousness is speech -- the
source of narrative consciousness. Dennett's "multiple drafts" may
be best understood as an aspect of the reflexivity of speech.
Puccetti is right about the dangers of placing too much emphasis on
"narrative richness" as a criterion for personhood and thereby, the
right to life.
cartesianism, cell death, cerebral dominance,
consciousness, hemispherectomy, lateralization, mental duality,
mental unity, multiple drafts, split brain.
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