Larry Purss

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Vancouver School District

Narratological interest

I am interested in the interplay of sociohistorical theory, literary theory
and what Gadamer refers to as *fusion* of horizons. Fusions *as*
metaphorical as Joel Weinsheimer explores in Gadamer's writing. I'm
fascinated by the interplay of historicity and psyche as *fusions* of
horizons. A RECIPROCAL metaphorical relation where history is *in* psyche
AND psyche is *in* history.
Dialogical theory [Bahktin, Vygotsky, Mead] as well as continental philosophy
[Merleau-Ponty and notions of *expression*
I'm also interested in notions of *situated agency* and the concept of agency
as a dialogical process.

I also have a fascination with the Kyoto School which writes about
continental philosophy from a Buddhist perspective.

Jerome Bruner's ideas of narrative and Davis Olson's notions of the world of
print [as a technology also are touchstones.

In general my fascination is with the place of HISTORY [metaphorically
articulated] and Gadamer's deep engagment with texts and utterances.

I work as a counsellor in the school system and view


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