On Knowing: Essays for the Left Hand

On Knowing Essays for the Left Hand The left hand has traditionally represented the powers of intuition feeling and spontaneity In this classic book Jerome Bruner inquires into the part these qualities play in determining how we know

  • Title: On Knowing: Essays for the Left Hand
  • Author: Jerome Bruner
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  • Page: 332
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Knowing: Essays for the Left Hand

    The left hand has traditionally represented the powers of intuition, feeling, and spontaneity In this classic book, Jerome Bruner inquires into the part these qualities play in determining how we know what we do know how we can help others to know that is, to teach and how our conception of reality affects our actions and is modified by them The striking and subtle d The left hand has traditionally represented the powers of intuition, feeling, and spontaneity In this classic book, Jerome Bruner inquires into the part these qualities play in determining how we know what we do know how we can help others to know that is, to teach and how our conception of reality affects our actions and is modified by them The striking and subtle discussions contained in On Knowing take on the core issues concerning man s sense of self creativity, the search for identity, the nature of aesthetic knowledge, myth, the learning process, and modem day attitudes toward social controls, Freud, and fate In this revised, expanded edition, Bruner comments on his personal efforts to maintain an intuitively and rationally balanced understanding of human nature, taking into account the odd historical circumstances which have hindered academic psychology s attempts in the past to know man Writing with wit, imagination, and deep sympathy for the human condition, Jerome Bruner speaks here to the part of man s mind that can never be completely satisfied by the right handed virtues of order, rationality, and discipline.

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    1. David

      I saw a quote from this book somewhere online (Dictionary dot com, perhaps?) that struck me as pithy, erudite and with an "enlightening" glow, which made me want to read it.The subtitle, "Essays for the Left Hand," takes the left hand as a metaphor for aspects of living that are intuitive, unconscious, and difficult to analyze and therefore control—such as creativity, early learning, myth, and the idea of fate. It is a collection of essays from different times of the author’s life and develo [...]

    2. Michael Grove

      I do not know if David is left handed or not, let alone dyslexic, but I found that these two paragraphs of his own review, resounded with my own perspective of this book "Essays for the Left Hand," takes the left hand as a metaphor for aspects of living that are intuitive, [un]conscious, and difficult to analyze and therefore control—such as creativity, early learning, myth, and the idea of fate. It is a collection of essays from different times of the author’s life and development that, he [...]

    3. ulli_z

      Jerome Bruner, who turned 100 last year, is certainly an accomplished cognitive and educational psychologist. In this volume he intended to treat his topics not from the point-of-view of the scientist (right hand), though, but from a more intuitive perspective. In my view, he failed completely in this left-hand approach: the essays are intellectual, occasionally self-important and carry a much too heavy load of jargon and science-paper style. Where he writes about education, he excels, but where [...]

    4. Emily

      Exactly what I was looking for--an academic exploring the connections between science and the humanities. However, his style is so embedded in the lofty abstraction of the era (the 1960s) that I'd have to work to get anything substantial out of it. Ain't nobody got time for that.

    5. dv

      Great collection of essays by Bruner on knowledge process, worth a read especially for the essays "the conditions of creativity" and "art as a mode of knowing", invaluable for everyone aspiring to a more complete and deep - not necessarily art related - knowledge of the world.

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