Gerd Jüttemann has recently published a programmatic article in the German journal Erwägen-Wissen-Ethik (Deliberation-Knowledge-Ethics) in which he explains the main tenets of his theoretical approach Historical psychology. We analyze the characteristics of the metalanguage used by the author to produce the integration, questioning its effectiveness given its level of abstraction. Although integrative theories are necessary, a pluralism of grammars seems more promising than approaches favoring one unitary language.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)256-266
Number of pages11
JournalCulture and Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2014

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This article was supported by the Chilean National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research, CONICYT/BECAS-CHILE (grant number 74130019). Acknowledgements


  • German psychology
  • Historical psychology
  • evolutionary psychology
  • integrative models
  • socio-cultural development


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