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Theory and History in the Human and Social Sciences

The Second Cognitive Revolution

A Tribute to Rom Harré

Editors: Christensen, Bo Allesøe (Ed.)

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  • Collates evaluations of Rom Harré’s theoretical contributions into a single volume
  • Assesses Rom Harré’s positioning theory and its lasting influence on current cultural and social psychology
  • Presents appraisals from distinguished researchers and members of the international cognitive and discursive psychology community
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Rom Harré’s career spans more than 40 years of original contributions to the development of both psychology and other human and social sciences. Recognized as a founder of modern social psychology, he developed the microsociological approach ‘ethogenics’ and facilitated the discursive turn within psychology, as well as developed the concept of positioning theory. Used within both philosophy and social scientific approaches aimed at conflict analysis, analyses of power relations, and narrative structures, the development and impact of positioning theory can be understood as part of a second cognitive revolution. Whereas the first cognitive revolution involved incorporating cognition as both thoughts and feelings as an ineliminable part of psychology and social sciences, this second revolution released this cognition from a focus on individuals, and towards a focus of understanding individuals as participating in public practices using public discourses as part of their cognition. This edited volume adds to the scholarly conversation around positioning theory, evaluates Rom Harré’s significance for the history and development of psychology, and highlights his numerous theoretical contributions and their lasting effects on the psychological and social sciences.

Included among the chapters:

  • What is it to be a human being? Rom Harré on self and identity
  • The social philosophy of Harré as a philosophy of culture
  • The discursive ontology of the social world
  • Ethics in socio-cultural psychologies
  • Discursive cognition and neural networks

The Second Cognitive Revolution: A Tribute to Rom Harré is an indispensable reader for anyone interested in his cognitive-historical turn, and finds an audience with academics and researchers in the social and human science fields of cognitive psychology, social psychology, discursive psychology, philosophy, sociology, and ethnomethodology. 

About the authors

Bo Allesøe Christensen is assistant professor in the Department of Communication and Psychology at Aalborg University. He has served as a reviewer for several journals - Social and Cultural Geography, The Review of Political Economy, Psychology and Society, and Academic Quarter. He has published in several scholarly journals, including the International Journal of Dialogical Science, Cultural Analysis, Philosophical Investigations, Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, and the Review of Political Economy. 

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26680-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-26679-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Second Cognitive Revolution
Book Subtitle
A Tribute to Rom Harré
Editors
  • Bo Allesøe Christensen
Series Title
Theory and History in the Human and Social Sciences
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26680-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26680-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26679-0
Series ISSN
2523-8663
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 194
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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