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`For those already familiar with discursive work it will be a joy - Edwards writes with enormous clarity and insight. For psychologists whose work involves an understanding of the relations between language and cognition this book will be essential reading.... This is a demanding book that will repay close attention. It can also be dipped into as a resource for the brilliant reworkings of traditional psychological topic areas, such as emotion, language, cognition, categories, AI, narrative, scripts and developmental psychology. If you want a glimpse into the future of psychology, get this book - the end of cognitivism starts here' - History and Philosophy of Psychology The central project of this mult

Discourse and Reality
Discourse and reality

The real world of objects and events can be approached in what I have called a ‘counts as’ fashion – that is, as a discourse topic or concern. In defining the nature of mind-world or subject-object relations, factual reality is the obverse of mind. It is the thing known, the criterion of what counts as knowledge, as objectivity or subjectivity. The way we define knowledge's adequacy, and distinguish between categories such as knowledge or belief, perception or illusion, memory or confabulation, is by appealing to what is real. Making that kind of appeal is a feature both of professional psychology and of ordinary common sense. Of course, we can treat the appeal itself as an interesting activity, and this is ...

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