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[Xmca-l] Re: how to broaden/enliven the xmca discussion

Might some kind of reconciliation be possible here by recognizing that both acting and thinking are *semiotic* in character?  Acting requires ongoing interpretation of signs (icons, indices, symbols) in the world. Thinking ditto, the difference being that verbal thinking (thinking with words), at least, requires articulating that interpretation in the form of new signs.



On Oct 8, 2014, at 9:09 AM, Larry Purss <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:

> I am asking if Andy and David will follow David's *lead* by exploring
> *mind* through what David *indicates* is Vygotsky's KEY INSIGHT that word
> meaning is BEST understood -
> "as MODES  of semantic abstraction and generalization THAN as operations,
> actions, and activities."
> This notion of BEST ways to *indicate* the sense of word meanings.