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Re: [xmca] FW: new Vimeo

Peter, thanks for posting this. 

And, Larry: classy as always, at least from what I've gathered in reading your regular remarks.

I hadn't really thought of the word 'background' (features, functions), but it lends a new dimension to my understanding of how these preconceptual thought processes lay the groundwork for other types of concepts.  Where you have named background/foreground, I was thinking kind of more of a ground/up dimension.

Why do I get the feeling that Andy's gonna come along and caution against both -- which keeps happening to me as I try to work my way through all these distinctions : ) 

Like, Andy says that syncretic thinking can't be concepts, but it's still part of the process of the development of concepts...so it's not, but it is...

Linearly, no?  Holistically, yes?  Idk...


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On Jan 21, 2012, at 9:43 AM, Larry Purss <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> Anthony and Andy
> What a wonderful video.  The clarity of developing the 7 psychological
> functions came through and was very helpful in locating the background
> features of the devlopment of concepts.  It was interesting to hear that
> most of Vygotsky's work was exploring this background involved in
> conceptual development.
> Andy, I hope this post can elaborate in more depth "potential concepts" and
> how fundamental this realm of living is for dwelling in the world.  As I
> understand your comment on Wittgenstein he was exploring the centrality of
> potential concepts and practical activity for orienting to the living
> world.  I would suggest his writings on "use" OF language [which is NOT
> true concepts] may be more vital for our intersubjective RELATIONAL "ways"
> of orienting to the living world  than most scholars realize. True concepts
> that loose their VITAL interplay to the underlying 7 psychological
> functions seems to be the realm Wittgenstein was exploring.
> My fascination on the processes  "animating" the person and the place of
> the 7 psychological functions underlying concepts in answering this
> question of being/becoming animated within the living world.
> In other words, the whole question of the "background" 7 functions that
> are intimately linked to the foregrounded true concepts and how central the
> capacity to FLEXIBLY move within this field [both background and concepts]
> seems to be central to vitality or that which animates.
> Once again Anthony I appreciate your contribution to producing  these
> fascinating and informative videos which help clarify the complexities of
> conceptual development. Andy I'm waiting for part 2.  The video was a
> wondeful way to start my day.
> Larry
> On Sat, Jan 21, 2012 at 3:16 AM, Peter Smagorinsky <smago@uga.edu> wrote:
>> Anthony Barra has posted a new video to the CHAT vimeo page: Andy Blunden
>> on Concepts, Part 1<http://vimeo.com/groups/chat/videos/35393145>.
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