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[Xmca-l] Re: Ernst Boesch

Hi David--

I did not hear of Ernst's death. He was a wonderful scholar.

The Wikipedia entry on him has several references. I know best the essays
edited by Walt Lonner which includes the violin piece, I believe.

I obtained that quotation from Lutz Eckensberger, a cross-cultural
psychologist who was
active in the 1970's and 1980's. I have been trying to locate Lutz for many
reasons, one of
which is that I myself wanted to find the origins of that quote. He gave it
to me once a long time ago-- I believe in German. And I, in typical
fashion, lost it.

Let me try to track this down. There is a good deal of more recent Boesch
work available in English and its always interesting.

Sorry not to be more help, but I'll see what i can do to make amends.

On Wed, Oct 15, 2014 at 2:51 PM, David Kellogg <dkellogg60@gmail.com> wrote:

>  Mike:
> I'm writing the foreword for our new Vygotsky volume (number SIX!),
> and I was struck by the quote from Ernst Boesch that you lately use in
> your e-mails.
> "It is the dilemma of psychology to deal with a natural science with
> an object that creates history."
> It's an epigraph I've read several times--I think you cite it in
> Cultural Psych, and also in something you wrote in the CUP volume that
> Luis Moll edited, Vygotsky and Education. I remember reading a
> marvelous article by him on the history of the violin in the CUP
> volume that MCA did in the twilight years of the last century; he knew
> about, and fully appreciated, the Chinese contribution to the
> instrument. When I googled the name, I discovered that he had died in
> July of this year.
> Can you tell us something about him? For starters, where exactly does
> that epigraph come from?
> Thanks,
> David Kellogg
> Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

It is the dilemma of psychology to deal with a natural science with an
object that creates history. Ernst Boesch.