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[Xmca-l] Re: Shpet & principium cognescenti



I can try an answer, Huw. These idea of a triadic system, spirals of
development, etc
are core metaphors for expressing some sort of thirdness about human life.
Father/son and holy ghost, id/ego/superego, subject/object/medium etc. It
is a part of the Judeo-Christian system and aligns with non-religiously
affiliated intuitions that dualism does not cut it as a mode of thought.
The trouble is, there are only two kinds of people in the world....
!
mike

On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 2:14 PM, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com>
wrote:

> There seems to be a clear parallel between Vygotsky's use of the
> formulation "in itself, for others, for itself" and Shpet's referencing
> theological principium cognescenti which according to my brief browsing are
> three principles:
> principium essendi, principium cognoscendi externum, principium cognoscendi
> internum.
>
> Is anyone here familiar with the etymology of these principles and their
> bearing on Vygotsky's work?  Is there more than a superficial resemblance?
>
> Huw
>



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