Introduction - David Bakhurst and Stuart G Shanker Bruner's WayImbalancing Act - Clifford Geertz Jerome Bruner's Cultural Psychology Bruner on Language Acquisition - Michael TomaselloThe House that Bruner Built - Stuart G Shanker and Talbot J TaylorBruner and Condillac on Learning How to Talk - Talbot J TaylorEmotion, Pragmatics, and Social Understanding in the Preschool Years - Judy Dunn and Jane R BrownEducation - David R Olson the Bridge from Culture to MindTowards a Cultural Ecology of Instruction - Edward S ReedCommentaries - Howard Gardner Jerome Bruner as Educator: Personal Reflections Reed on Bruner on Education - David BakhurstInfancy and the Birth of Competence - Duane Rumbaugh, Michael Bera and Christopher Elder Bruner and Comparative-Developmental Research Norms in Life - Rom Harre Problems in the Representation of RulesTowards a Third Revolution in Psychology - John Shotter From Inner Mental Representations to Dialogically Structured Social PracticesMemory, Identity, and the Future of Cultural Psychology - David BakhurstIn Response - Jerome Bruner
David Bakhurst works primarily in three areas: Russian Philosophy, philosophicalpsychology, and moral philosophy. In 1991, he published a study of the philosophical culture of the USSR, Consciousness and Revolution in Soviet Philosophy (Cambridge University Press), focused on the life and work of Evald Ilyenkov (1924-79). Ilyenkov, like the renowned psychologist Lev Vygotsky, maintains that each individual mind is formed through initiation into culture. Bakhurst explores this idea in many recent publications and examines parallel views in the thought of such thinkers as Wittgenstein and Jerome Bruner. His ethical writings include several papers on moral realism and ethical particularism. Educated at Keele, Moscow, and Oxford, Bakhurst studied with Jonathan Dancy, Felix Mikhailov, and John McDowell. He has twice held visiting fellowships in Oxford, most recently at All Souls College (2001-02). In 2003, he was appointed to an honorary chair in the School of Education at the University of Birmingham, UK.