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[Xmca-l] Re: how to broaden/enliven the xmca discussion
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Mike, in my view, your observations below, that your "private"
reflections were connected to a future action is exactly the sense in
which CHAT bases itself on *action* as the unity of consciousness and
behaviour, i.e., genetically. When we simply confront the product
(private thoughts) insoluble conundrums are presented. CHAT understands
the relation of thinking and acting genetically.
mike cole wrote:
I might characterize what I was doing in the car as preparing for, and
simulating a next turn in an ongoing discussion with a number of
colleagues, unsure of what my own conclusions regarding the issue of
thought/action/semiosis are. In light of the discussion, I began to wonder
about that term, articulation, in Martin's note. I take articulation to
mean roughly "to say out loud to another as part of a conversation (text?).
But, I have been asking myself, and ask you all for your thoughts, when I
am engaged in verbal thinking aren't I engaged in a conversation with
another, with an audience or my sense of an audience, as part of the
process that generates what I say? It is often said that one does not stop
being a sociocultural organism simply by virtue of being physically
separate from others. Is there, in such "conversations with oneself" a form
And/or, might the fact that these thoughts were incorporated in my next
communication as part of this conversation, not be considered a form of
asychronous, semiotic, action?
Thanks again for your concise answer. Sorry I cannot follow adequately some
of the points you are making.