Piaget Philosophy and the Human Sciences

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1497-5
Publication Date
June 1997
Page Count
174 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

Piaget Philosophy and the Human Sciences

Hugh J. Silverman

Leading scholars place Piaget's theory of the development and nature of knowledge in the context of twentieth-century European thought, and compare his views with those of Freud, Lacan, Heidegger, Foucault, and writers of the Frankfurt school. Piaget, Philosophy, and the Human Sciences surveys Piaget's work from a number of angles. General discussions of the main conceptual oppositions of this theory are balanced with more specific debates. Links between Piagetian and Freudian theory are explored, as are links between Piaget's theory of self-knowledge, Foucault's account of discursive knowledge practices, and Lacan's views on the symbolic power of language.

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