[xmca] Zo-peds, roads, and Senseis

From: Mike Cole (lchcmike@gmail.com)
Date: Sat Dec 23 2006 - 20:01:59 PST

It is so interesting, confusing, thought provoking to follow people's ideas
about the process
of development.

It was peg griffin, not sylvia scribner, Paul, with whom we wrote about
zo-peds as conversations
with the future.

I have been pouring through LSV writings as best I can for all the places
where the term, development,
is used. I was reminded of the year that the LCHC seminar was devoted to
reading and trying to help
Norris Minnick as he labored through the translation of LSV Volume 1
Collected works. The term, development,
is used in some many ways/contexts by LSV that it is a real task to try to
arrive at some family group of

Different metaphors highlight different sides of the multifacted (imagined?)
jewel. One question that is on my
mind is the issue of QUALITATIVE CHANGE being central to LSV's though and
the extent to which different
metaphors include this idea.

Other ideas floating in the discussion that I am chewing on are
interfunctional reorganization (both within the brain and
between person and environment, and issue of directionality in development.

I cannot agree that teleological thinkins is always wrong, as I interpret
the local concensus to be. It is hard to avoid the conclusion
that all culturally mediated action is teleological, which does not mean it
is not misguided!!

God may be a blind watchmaker, but neither and Adam or Eve, skilled as they
were in watch making or making watchers, i am not sure which,
was blind.
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