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Title: Rethinking cognition: on Coulter on discourse and mind
Authors: Potter, Jonathan
Edwards, Derek
Issue Date: 2003
Publisher: © Kluwer Academic Publishers (now Springer)
Citation: POTTER, J. and EDWARDS, D., 2003. Rethinking cognition: on Coulter on discourse and mind. Human Studies, 26 (2), pp.165-181.
Abstract: This paper responds to, and comments on, Coulter’s (1999) critique of discursive psychology with particular reference to how cognition is conceptualised theoretically and analytically. It first identifies a number of basic misreadings of discursive psychological writings, which distort and, at times, reverse its position on the status of cognition. Second, it reviews the main ways in which cognition, mental states, and thoughts have been analytically conceptualised in discursive psychology (respecification of topics from mainstream psychology, studies of the psychological thesaurus in action, and studies of the way psychological issues are managed). Third, it considers two of Coulter’s substantive issues: the role of correct usage and the role of conceptual vs. empirical analysis. A series of problems are identified with Coulter’s development of both of these issues.
Description: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1024008104438
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1023/A:1024008104438
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15078
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1024008104438
ISSN: 0163-8548
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