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Lev Vygotsky

Author : René van der Veer
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Lev Vygotsky, the great Russian psychologist, had a profound influence on educational thought. His work on the perception of art, cultural-historical theory of the mind and the zone of proximal development all had an impact on modern education. This text provides a succinct critical account of Vygotsky's life and work against the background of the political events and social turmoil of that time and analyses his cross-cultural research and the application of his ideas to contemporary education. René van der Veer offers his own interpretation of Vygotsky as both the man and anti-man of educational philosophy, concluding that the strength of Vygotsky's legacy lies in its unfinished, open nature.

Lev Shestov

Author : Michael Finkenthal
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In Lev Shestov: Existential Philosopher and Religious Thinker, Michael Finkenthal explores the evolution of Lev Shestov's philosophical and religious intellectual contributions. The hermeneutical effort is mainly based on the Shestovian oeuvre, but his thought is considered in light of existential philosophies in their evolution from Pascal, Nietzsche, and Kierkegaard to those of the twentieth century. Shestov's «deconstruction» of philosophy is discussed parallel to the analysis of the formation of his religious thought and its relevancy in the context of efforts by Buber, Rosenzweig, and Levinas to redefine Judaism.

Lev Tolstoy

Author : Henri Troyat
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Thought and Language

Author : Lev Semenovich Vygotskiĭ
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A new edition of a foundational work of cognitive science that outlines a theory of the development of specifically human higher mental functions. Since it was introduced to the English-speaking world in 1962, Lev Vygotsky's Thought and Language has become recognized as a classic foundational work of cognitive science. Its 1962 English translation must certainly be considered one of the most important and influential books ever published by the MIT Press. In this highly original exploration of human mental development, Vygotsky analyzes the relationship between words and consciousness, arguing that speech is social in its origins and that only as children develop does it become internalized verbal thought. In 1986, the MIT Press published a new edition of the original translation by Eugenia Hanfmann and Gertrude Vakar, edited by Vygotsky scholar Alex Kozulin, that restored the work's complete text and added materials to help readers better understand Vygotsky's thought. Kozulin also contributed an introductory essay that offered new insight into Vygotsky's life, intellectual milieu, and research methods. This expanded edition offers Vygotsky's text, Kozulin's essay, a subject index, and a new foreword by Kozulin that maps the ever-growing influence of Vygotsky's ideas.

Parallel Paths to Constructivism

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No two people were more responsible for the current way lessons are taught worldwide than Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky. Both men had an important impact worldwide on how a person should be taught--starting in the last century and continuing today. Jean Piaget's Genetic Epistemology concentrated on the individual in learning. Lev Vygotsky's Cultural–Historical Theory concentrated on the social in learning. All over the world, teachers today use each man's ideas. Some use them at different times in their classrooms and others have learned to use them combined into the same lesson--bringing us to the crux of this book; namely, there are many lessons to learn by discovering the dynamics in the lives of both men. While both were from very different countries, there are many similarities in their lives. While most professors teaching introductory educational psychology courses focus on the difference in their lesson strategies, there are some remarkable similarities between their respective pedagogies. While differences in their families and countries were obviously significant, the two men differed surprisingly little in their pedagogical views and their basic ideas. Their similarities in views and ideas are due to the similarities in their lives. Chapter 1 looks at those similarities by looking at influences in their childhood. Chapter 2 observes their adolescence. Chapter 3 concentrates on young adulthood. Chapter 4 covers their postgraduate work. Chapter 5 traces the origins of their major ideas. For Jean Piaget, we look at the origin of chronological stages of development, the role of language, the role of the teacher, optimal mismatch, equilibration, error, and play. For Lev Vygotsky, we look at the origin of zone of proximal development, internalization, stage of development, "the social other," role of language, error, sociohistorical context of learning, scaffolding and play. Chapter 6 deals with how Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky were able to overcome adversity and the lessons that can be learned by such overcoming. Chapter 7 provides a new pedagogy based on the communications that Jean Piaget and Lev Vygotsky had with each other, noting the influence such communications had on their mutual ideas.

Lev Gunin Backslashes Poetry Cycle

Author : Lev Gunin
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Backslashes (2nd volume in the series): moving pictures of everyday life - through the magic glass of imagination; experimental prophetic poetry book, with rich multi-valued – multi-layered graphics. This is an elegant integral artistic edition. Famous in Europe for decades, Lev Gunin is rather unknown in North America, though his prophetic predictions of the future are “talks of the town”. He predicted countless geopolitical events with an astonishing precision. His Russian poetry was noticed by many respected poets, and published in a number of significant literary magazines / anthologies. Lev Gunin's poetry has original and aesthetically perfect flavor. English readers may now satisfy their curiosity, plunging into a fascinating different world of symbols, charades, and metaphors.

Lev Shestov

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This study spans, in a single monograph, the entire life and work of the Russian philosopher Lev Shestov (1866-1938). It offers essential keys to understanding his thought, while also tracing the historical itinerary and influence of his work both in Russia and in Europe.

The Language of New Media

Author : Lev Manovich
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What is new media? -- The interface -- The operations -- The illusions -- The forms -- What is cinema?

Lev s Violin

Author : Helena Attlee
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From the moment she hears this violin for the first time, Helena Attlee is captivated. She is told that it is no ordinary violin. It's known as "Lev's Violin" and it is an Italian instrument, named after its former Russian owner. Eager to discover all she can about its ancestry and the stories contained within its delicate wooden body, she sets out for Cremona, birthplace of the Italian violin. This is the beginning of a beguiling journey whose end she could never have anticipated. Making its way from dusty workshops, through Alpine forests, cool Venetian churches, glittering Florentine courts, and far-flung Russian flea markets, Lev's Violin takes us from the heart of Italy to its very furthest reaches. Its story of luthiers and scientists, princes and orphans, musicians, composers, travellers and raconteurs swells to a poignant meditation on the power of objects, stories and music to shape individual lives and to craft entire cultures.

Volume 1

Author : Yakov G. Berkovich
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This updated edition of this classic book is devoted to ordinary representation theory and is addressed to finite group theorists intending to study and apply character theory. It contains many exercises and examples, and the list of problems contains a number of open questions.

Lev Shestov

Author : Matthew Beaumont
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The Jewish philosopher Lev Shestov (1866-1938) is perhaps the great forgotten thinker of the twentieth century, but one whose revival seems timely and urgent in the twenty-first century. An important influence on Georges Bataille, Albert Camus, Gilles Deleuze and many others, Shestov developed a fascinating anti-Enlightenment philosophy that critiqued the limits of reason and triumphantly affirmed an ethics of hope in the face of hopelessness. In a wide-ranging reappraisal of his life and thought, which explores his ideas in relation to the history of literature and painting as well as philosophy, Matthew Beaumont restores Shestov to prominence as a thinker for turbulent times. In reconstructing Shestov's thought and asserting its continued relevance, the book's central theme is wakefulness. It argues that for Shestov, escape from the limits of rationalist Enlightenment thought comes from maintaining an insomniac vigilance in the face of the spiritual night to which his century appeared condemned. Shestov's engagement with the image of Christ remaining awake in the Garden of Gethsemane then, is at the core of his inspiring understanding of our ethical responsibilities after the horrors of the twentieth century.

Lev Shternberg

Author : Sergei Kan
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This intellectual biography of Lev Shternberg (1861 1927) illuminates the development of professional anthropology in late imperial and early Soviet Russia. Shortly after the formation of the Soviet Union the government initiated a detailed ethnographic survey of the country s peoples. Lev Shternberg, who as a political exile during the late tsarist period had conducted ethnographic research in northeastern Siberia, was one of the anthropologists who directed this survey and consequently played a major role in influencing the professionalization of anthropology in the Soviet Union. But Shternberg was much more than a government anthropologist. Under the new regime he continued his work as the senior curator of the St. Petersburg Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography, which began in the early 1900s. In the last decade of his life Shternberg also played a leading role in establishing a new Soviet school of cultural anthropology and in training a cohort of professional anthropologists. True to the ideals of his youth, he also continued an active involvement in the intellectual life of the Jewish community, even though the new regime was making it increasingly difficult. This in-depth biography explores the scholarly and political aspects of Shternberg s life and how they influenced each other. It also places his career in both national and international perspectives, showing the context in which he lived and worked and revealing the important developments in Russian anthropology during these tumultuous years.

Lev Tolstoy

Author : Viktor Shklovskiĭ
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Trillion trojhlav lev

Author : Adam Blade
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Lev Gunin 22 Preludes for Piano scores preface and short bio volume 2

Author : Lev Gunin
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Lev Gunin’s 22 Preludes are an excellent choice for pianists, piano teachers, and students. Various by character and composition technique, these works can become a studying subject for composers, musicologists and theoreticians. 22 Preludes by Lev Gunin is an original piano circle, composed in 1970-1980-s in the Baltic Region (Belarus, Lithuania and St.-Petersburg), and edited in Montréal (Québec). 22 Preludes are an excellent choice for pianist, piano teachers, and students. Various by character and composition technique, these works can become a studying subject for composers, musicologists and theoreticians. They also are suitable for wide audience of listeners and all music lovers. Original by ideas and realization, they are suitable for wide audience (from pianists-virtuosos, to beginners and amateurs). Depth of the emotional and figurative contents, a diversity of piano techniques and characters make them a desirable part of performing and educational repertoire.

Lev Landau

Author : František Janouch
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My Name is Asher Lev

Author : Chaim Potok
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The novelist records the anguish and triumphs of a young painter as he emerges into the great world of art and rejects all else.

Software Takes Command

Author : Lev Manovich
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Offers the first look at the aesthetics of contemporary design from the theoretical perspectives of media theory and 'software studies'.

The Map of Tiny Perfect Things

Author : Lev Grossman
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From #1 New York Times bestselling author Lev Grossman comes a magical-realist romance that turns the Groundhog Day premise inside-out and upside-down—coming soon to Amazon as a major motion picture. Mark is 17-years-old and trapped in a time loop, and that’s just fine with him. It’s summertime and he’s spending this one infinitely repeating day reading his way through the town library. Then he discovers someone else in the loop with him: the brilliant, haunted Margaret. Together Mark and Margaret set out to find every wonderful, amazing, perfect thing that happens in that one day—a journey that will take them to the dark secret that waits at the very heart of their endless day. Thrilling, funny, and deeply romantic, this novella is perfect for fans of John Green, Nicola Yoon, and Jandy Nelson.

Lev Vygotsky

Author : Peter Lloyd
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