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The Discursive Mind



April 1994 | 196 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This lucidly argued volume covers the key philosophical revolutions that are shaping contemporary psychology. Harr[ac]e and Gillett herald a new paradigm in psychology, dissolving the Cartesian distinction between mind and body in favour of the discursive turn in psychological theory.

The authors explore the discursive origins of the self, the problem of agency and social understanding of personality. In the process, they elevate the emotions to a significant place in our understanding of mind, action and being. The theoretical breadth of the book is matched by its treatment of a wide range of subjects, including: consciousness; the brain; perception; thought; personality; and the emotions.

 
A Clash of Paradigms
 
The Second Cognitive Revolution
 
Thought
 
Cognitive Psychology of the First Kind
 
Cognitive Modelling
 
Discourse and the Brain
 
The Discursive Origins of the Sense of Self
 
Agency and Personality
 
Emotion Words and Emotional Acts
 
Perception and Consciousness

Great text that conclusively argues for a paradigm shift in psychology!

Dr KUNDAN SINGH
global, Institution of Transpersonal Psychology
March 27, 2010

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