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The Practical Essence of Man
The 'Activity Approach' in Late Soviet Philosophy
This book depicts in detail the rise and fall of a remarkable phenomenon in Soviet Marxism: ‘The Activity Approach.’
This book presents to Western readers, for the first time, a current in late Soviet philosophy known as the ‘activity approach’. Though lesser known than its counterpart in cultural-historical psychology (the thinking of Vygotsky and Leontyev), the activity approach became an intellectual mode, leading to several different interpretations of human activity and challenging Marxist-Leninist orthodoxy.

Other books Edited by Andrey Maidansky and Vesa Oittinen

  • Dialectics of the Ideal

    Edited by Alex Levant and Vesa Oittinen
    Activity Theory and 'Creative' Soviet-Marxism are still overlocked by contemporary theorists. This volume is a correction to this tragic omission.