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    The Formation of Reason.David Bakhurst - 2011 - Wiley-Blackwell.
    In _The Formation of Reason_, philosophy professor David Bakhurst utilizes ideas from philosopher John McDowell to develop and defend a socio-historical account of the human mind. Provides the first detailed examination of the relevance of John McDowell's work to the Philosophy of Education Draws on a wide-range of philosophical sources, including the work of 'analytic' philosophers Donald Davidson, Ian Hacking, Peter Strawson, David Wiggins, and Ludwig Wittgenstein Considers non-traditional ideas from Russian philosophy and psychology, represented by Ilyenkov and Vygotsky Discusses (...)
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    Response to Rödl, Standish and Derry.David Bakhurst - 2016 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 50 (1):123-129.
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    Learning From Others.David Bakhurst - 2013 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 47 (2):187-203.
    John McDowell begins his essay ‘Knowledge by Hearsay’ (1993) by describing two ways language matters to epistemology. The first is that, by understanding and accepting someone else's utterance, a person can acquire knowledge. This is what philosophers call ‘knowledge by testimony’. The second is that children acquire knowledge in the course of learning their first language—in acquiring language, a child inherits a conception of the world. In The Formation of Reason (2011), and my writings on Russian socio-historical philosophy and psychology, (...)
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    On Lenin’s Materialism and Empiriocriticism.David Bakhurst - 2018 - Studies in East European Thought 70 (2-3):107-119.
    In May 1909, Lenin published Materialism and empiriocriticism, a polemical assault on forms of positivistic empiricism popular among members of the Bolshevik intelligentsia, especially his political rival Alexander Bogdanov. After expounding the core claims on both sides of the debate, this essay considers the relation of the philosophical issues at stake to the political stances of their proponents. I maintain that Lenin’s use of philosophical argument was not purely opportunistic, and I contest the view that his defence of realism was (...)
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    Consciousness and Revolution in Soviet Philosophy: From the Bolsheviks to Evald Ilyenkov.David Bakhurst - 1991 - Cambridge University Press.
    This 1991 book is a critical study of the philosophical culture of the USSR, and the first substantial treatment of a Soviet philosopher's work by a Western author. The book identifies a tradition within Soviet Marxism that has produced significant theories of the nature of the self and human activity, of the origins of value and meaning, and of the relation of thought and language. The tradition is presented through the work of Evald Ilyenkov, the man who did most to (...)
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    Il’Enkov on Education.David Bakhurst - 2005 - Studies in East European Thought 57 (3-4):261-275.
    The philosophy of education is among the least celebrated sub-disciplines of Anglo-American philosophy. Its neglect is hard to reconcile, however, with the fact that human beings owe their distinctive psychological powers to cumulative cultural evolution, the process in which each generation inherits the collective cognitive achievements of previous generations through cultural, rather than biological, transmission. This paper examines the work of Eval'd Il'enkov, who, unlike his Anglo-American counterparts, maintains that education, broadly understood, is central to issues in epistemology and philosophy (...)
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  7. Pragmatism and Ethical Particularism.David Bakhurst - 2007 - In C. J. Misak (ed.), New Pragmatists. Oxford University Press. pp. 122.
     
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  8. Consciousness and Revolution in Soviet Philosophy: From the Bolsheviks to Evald Ilyenkov.David Bakhurst - 1995 - Studies in East European Thought 47 (1):144-148.
     
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    Il’enkov’s Hegel.David Bakhurst - 2013 - Studies in East European Thought 65 (3-4):271-285.
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    Introduction: Exploring the Formation of Reason.David Bakhurst - 2016 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 50 (1):76-83.
  11. On Lying and Deceiving.D. Bakhurst - 1992 - Journal of Medical Ethics 18 (2):63-66.
    This article challenges Jennifer Jackson's recent defence of doctors' rights to deceive patients. Jackson maintains there is a general moral difference between lying and intentional deception: while doctors have a prima facie duty not to lie, there is no such obligation to avoid deception. This paper argues 1) that an examination of cases shows that lying and deception are often morally equivalent, and 2) that Jackson's position is premised on a species of moral functionalism that misconstrues the nature of moral (...)
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    Minds, Brains and Education.David Bakhurst - 2008 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (3-4):415-432.
    It is often argued that neuroscience can be expected to provide insights of significance for education. Advocates of this view are sometimes committed to 'brainism', the view (a) that an individual's mental life is constituted by states, events and processes in her brain, and (b) that psychological attributes may legitimately be ascribed to the brain. This paper considers the case for rejecting brainism in favour of 'personalism', the view that psychological attributes are appropriately ascribed only to persons and that mental (...)
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  13. Ethical Particularism in Context.David Bakhurst - 2000 - In Brad Hooker & Margaret Olivia Little (eds.), Moral Particularism. Oxford University Press. pp. 157--77.
     
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    Training, Transformation and Education.David Bakhurst - 2015 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 76:301-327.
    In Mind and World, John McDowell concludes that human beings and, principally by their initiation into language. Such of human development typically represent first-language learning as a movement from a non-rationally secured conformity with correct practice, through increasing understanding, to a state of rational mastery of correct practice. Accordingly, they tend to invoke something like Wittgenstein's concept of training to explain the first stage of this process. This essay considers the cogency of this view of learning and development. I agree (...)
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    Thinking About Reasons: Themes From the Philosophy of Jonathan Dancy.David Bakhurst, Margaret Olivia Little & Brad Hooker (eds.) - 2013 - Oxford University Press.
    Thinking about Reasons collects fourteen new essays on ethics and the philosophy of action, inspired by the work of Jonathan Dancy—one of his generation's most influential moral philosophers.
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    Practice, Sensibility and Moral Education.David Bakhurst - 2018 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 52 (4):677-694.
  17. Particularism and Moral Education.David Bakhurst - 2005 - Philosophical Explorations 8 (3):265 – 279.
    Some opponents of ethical particularism complain that particularists cannot give a plausible account of moral education. After considering and rejecting a number of arguments to this conclusion, I focus on the following objection: Particularism, at least in Jonathan Dancy's version, has nothing to say about moral education because it lacks a substantial account of moral competence. By Dancy's own admission, particularists can tell us little more than that a competent agent 'gets things right case by case'. I respond by reflecting (...)
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    Social Being and the Human Essence: An Unresolved Issue in Soviet Philosophy.David Bakhurst - 1995 - Studies in East European Thought 47 (1-2):3-60.
    This is a transcription of a debate on the concept of a person conducted in Moscow in 1983. David Bakhurst argues that Evald Ilyenkov's social constructivist conception of personhood, founded on Marx's thesis that the human essence is the ensemble of social relations, is either false or trivially true. F. T. Mikhailov, V. S. Bibler, V. A. Lektorsky and V. V. Davydov critically assess Bakhurst's arguments, elucidate and contextualize Ilyenkov's views, and defend, in contrasting ways, the claim that human individuals (...)
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    Jerome Bruner: Language, Culture, Self.David Bakhurst & Stuart Shanker (eds.) - 2001 - Sage Publications.
    Jerome Bruner is one of the grand figures of psychology. From his role as a founder of the cognitive revolution in the 1950s to his recent advocacy of cultural psychology, Bruner's influence has been dramatic and far-reaching. Such is the breadth of his vision that Bruner's work has inspired thinkers in many of the major areas of psychology and has had a powerful impact on adjacent disciplines. His writings on language acquisition, culture and education are of profound and enduring importance. (...)
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    Thought, Speech and the Genesis of Meaning: On the 50th Anniversary of Vygotsky's Myšlenie I Reč'. [REVIEW]D. J. Bakhurst - 1986 - Studies in East European Thought 31 (2):103-129.
    This article seeks to present Vygotsky's theoretical perspective as an integral whole as an antidote to the desire to plunder his work for isolated insights. The first part of the paper treats Vygotsky's views on method: his critique of the prevailing psychological orthodoxies; his recommendation that the higher mental functions be seen as standing in interfunctional relations of mutual determination; his technique of unit analysis. The second part discusses the method in action: Vygotsky's genetic account of the development of consciousness, (...)
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    Soviet Philosophy in Transition: An Interview with Vladislav Lektorsky.David Bakhurst - 1992 - Studies in Soviet Thought 44 (1):33-50.
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    Social Being and the Human Essence: An Unresolved Issue in Soviet Philosophy. A Dialogue with Russian Philosophers Conducted by David Bakhurst.David Bakhurst, F. T. Mikhailov, V. S. Bibler, V. A. Lektorsky & V. V. Davydov - 1995 - Studies in East European Thought 47 (1/2):3-60.
    This is a transcription of a debate on the concept of a person conducted in Moscow in 1983. David Bakhurst argues that Evald Ilyenkov's social constructivist conception of personhood, founded on Marx's thesis that the human essence is 'the ensemble of social relations', is either false or trivially true. F. T. Mikhailov, V. S. Bibler, V. A. Lektorsky and V. V. Davydov critically assess Bakhurst's arguments, elucidate and contextualize Ilyenkov's views, and defend, in contrasting ways, the claim that human individuals (...)
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    Pragmatism and Moral Knowledge.David Bakhurst - 1998 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 28 (sup1):227-252.
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    Minds, Brains and Education.David Bakhurst - 2008 - Philosophy of Education 42 (3-4):415-432.
    It is often argued that neuroscience can be expected to provide insights of significance for education. Advocates of this view are sometimes committed to ‘brainism’, the view that an individual's mental life is constituted by states, events and processes in her brain, and that psychological attributes may legitimately be ascribed to the brain. This paper considers the case for rejecting brainism in favour of ‘personalism’, the view that psychological attributes are appropriately ascribed only to persons and that mental phenomena do (...)
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  25. The Philosophy of Activity.David Bakhurst - 1997 - Russian Studies in Philosophy 36 (1):47-56.
    My subject today is the philosophical significance of the concept of activity. I shall not be talking about philosophical consequences of empirical work done by activity theorists; there are no doubt many such consequences, but they are not my subject. I want to ask whether activity theory incorporates a fundamental philosophical vision. The activity approach obviously represents a certain way of seeing human subjects and their relation to the world. To what extent does this perspective cast light on central questions (...)
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  26. J.M. Moravcsik, Thought And Language. [REVIEW]David Bakhurst - 1992 - Philosophy in Review 12 (6):409-412.
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    Trouble with Knowledge.David Bakhurst - 2018 - Philosophy 93 (3):433-453.
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    Thought, Speech and the Genesis of Meaning: On the 50th Anniversary of Vygotsky's My?Lenie I Re?'.D. J. Bakhurst - 1986 - Studies in Soviet Thought 31 (2):103-129.
    This article seeks to present Vygotsky's theoretical perspective as an integral whole as an antidote to the desire to plunder his work for isolated insights. The first part of the paper treats Vygotsky's views on method: his critique of the prevailing psychological orthodoxies; his recommendation that the higher mental functions be seen as standing in interfunctional relations of mutual determination; his technique of 'unit analysis'. The second part discusses the method in action: Vygotsky's genetic account of the development of consciousness, (...)
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    Action, Epistemology Andthe Riddle of the Self.D. J. Bakhurst - 1982 - Studies in East European Thought 24 (3):185-209.
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    Moral Particularism: Ethical Not Metaphysical?David Bakhurst - 2013 - In David Bakhurst, Margaret Olivia Little & Brad Hooker (eds.), Thinking About Reasons: Themes From the Philosophy of Jonathan Dancy. Oxford University Press. pp. 192.
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    Sameness and Substance Renewed by David Wiggins, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001, Pp. XVI + 257.David Bakhurst - 2004 - Philosophy 79 (1):133-141.
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    Wiggins on Persons and Human Nature. [REVIEW]David Bakhurst - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (2):462–469.
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    Political Emancipation and the Domination of Nature: The Rise and Fall of Soviet Prometheanism.David Bakhurst - 1991 - International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 5 (3):215 – 226.
    Abstract Frolov, I. T. (1990) Man, Science, Humanism: A New Synthesis (Buffalo, NY, Prometheus Books), 342 pp. Graham, L. R. (Ed.) (1990) Science and the Soviet Social Order (Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press), ix + 443 pp. Understanding the place of science in Soviet culture is essential if we are to understand the distinctive character of the Soviet Union, its failings and contradictions, and its prospects for the future. This paper examines Soviet conceptions of the role of science in the (...)
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    Preface: Hegel in Russia.Ilya Kliger & David Bakhurst - 2013 - Studies in East European Thought 65 (3-4):155-157.
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    Evert Van der Zweerde, Soviet Historiography of Philosophy. Istoriko-Filosofskaja Nauka.David Bakhurst - 1999 - Studies in East European Thought 51 (1):79-83.
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    The Riddle of the Self Revisited.David Bakhurst - 2011 - Studies in East European Thought 63 (1):63 - 73.
    This paper pays tribute to Felix Trofimovich Mikhajlov (1930-2006), on the occasion of the publication of the third edition of his well-known book, Zagadka čelovečeskogo ja (The Riddle of the Self). Zagadka is a fine expression of the critical humanism that characterized some of the best Russian writing in the Marxist tradition. Moreover, the book provides an ingenious introduction to the philosophical framework of what in the West is called "cultural-historical activity theory." The first part of the paper is a (...)
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    Philosophy in Russia: From Herzen to Lenin and Berdyaev.D. J. Bakhurst - 1987 - Philosophical Books 28 (4):213-216.
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    Training and Transformation.David Bakhurst - 2015 - In Annalisa Coliva, Volker Munz & Danièle Moyal-Sharrock (eds.), Mind, Language and Action: Proceedings of the 36th International Wittgenstein Symposium. De Gruyter. pp. 467-480.
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    Review: Wiggins on Persons and Human Nature. [REVIEW]David Bakhurst - 2005 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 71 (2):462 - 469.
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  40. Joan Delaney Grossman and Ruth Rischin, Eds., William James in Russian Culture Reviewed By.David Bakhurst - 2005 - Philosophy in Review 25 (2):109-111.
     
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  41. Lynd Forguson, Common Sense Reviewed By.David Bakhurst - 1992 - Philosophy in Review 12 (4):241-243.
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    Not Metaphysical?David Bakhurst - 2013 - In David Bakhurst, Margaret Olivia Little & Brad Hooker (eds.), Thinking About Reasons: Themes From the Philosophy of Jonathan Dancy. Oxford University Press. pp. 192.
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    Sameness and Substance Renewed. [REVIEW]David Bakhurst - 2004 - Philosophy 79 (1):133-141.
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    Legal Philosophies of Russian Liberalism.David Bakhurst - 1989 - Philosophical Books 30 (2):115-118.
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    Strong Culturalism.David Bakhurst - 2004 - In Christina E. Erneling (ed.), The Mind as a Scientific Object: Between Brain and Culture. Oxford University Press. pp. 413--431.
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  46. Action, Epistemology and "The Riddle of the Self".D. J. Bakhurst - 1982 - Studies in Soviet Thought 24 (3):185-209.
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  47. Ethics and Epistemology of Education.David Bakhurst (ed.) - forthcoming - Wiley-Blackwell.
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  48. E.V. Ilyenkov and Contemporary Soviet Philosophy.David Bakhurst - 1988
     
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  49. Introduction: Bruner's Way.David Bakhurst & Stuart G. Shanker - 2001 - In David Bakhurst & Stuart Shanker (eds.), Jerome Bruner: Language, Culture, Self. Sage Publications. pp. 1--18.
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  50. James P. Scanlon, Marxism and the USSR A Critical Survey of Current Soviet Thought Reviewed By.D. J. Bakhurst - 1986 - Philosophy in Review 6 (5):245-247.
     
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