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The Eisenstein-Vygotsky-Luria Collaboration

Triangulation and Third Culture Debates

Julia Vassilieva

This article analyzes the unique historical collaboration between the revolutionary Russian film director Sergei Eisenstein (1898–1948), the cultural psychologist Lev Vygotsky (1896–1934), and the founder of contemporary neuropsychology, Alexander Luria (1902–1977). Vygotsky’s legacy is associated primarily with the idea that cultural mediation plays a crucial role in the emergence and development of personality and cognition. His collaborator, Luria, laid the foundations of contemporary neuropsychology and demonstrated that cultural mediation also changes the functional architecture of the brain. In my analysis, I demonstrate how the Eisenstein-Vygotsky-Luria collaboration exemplifies a strategy of productive triangulation that harnesses three disciplinary perspectives: those of cultural psychology, neuropsychology, and film theory and practice.

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Jeremy Schonfield, Alinda Damsma and Marc Saperstein

different aspects of God’s personality. The kabbalists extensively studied the Torah, as evidenced by the manifold Kabbalistic commentaries, and with their theories they cast a whole new light on the meaning of Scripture. Tabick also discusses Yitzchak Luria’s

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Film, Art, and the Third Culture

A Naturalized Aesthetics of Film—Précis

Murray Smith

consciousness in diverse forms and periods of filmmaking is explored. Special attention is paid to the work of A.R. Luria, Oliver Sacks and similar authors in the tradition of ‘Romantic science,’ who in combining phenomenological, psychological, and

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Placing Time

The Diasporic Journey to Beulah

Brian Klug

a prominent theme in Kabbalah, as it evolved over centuries in the medieval period into modern times. 10 In the Kabbalah of Isaac Luria (1534–1572), exile is seen not only as ‘a terrible and pitiless state permeating and embittering all of Jewish

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Hebrew Dystopias

From National Catastrophes to Ecological Disasters

Netta Bar Yosef-Paz

: 72 – 77 . Felix , Yehuda . 1971 . “Nature and Agriculture Fables in Jeremiah and Isiah.” [InHebrew.] In Studies of the Book of Jeremiah , ed. Ben-Tsiyon Luria . http://www.daat.ac.il/daat/tanach/achronim/mishley-2.htm . Garrard , Greg

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Murray Smith

, Aesthetic Pursuits .” Philosophy: Journal of the Royal Institute of Philosophy 93 ( 3 ): 464 – 470 . doi:10.1017/S0031819118000037 . Vassilieva , Julia . Forthcoming 2019 . “ The Eisenstein-Vygotsky-Luria Collaboration: Triangulation and Third