I overlooked the invitation to read and discuss Morten Nissen's article which was sent recently. [I attached again] I am going to reference page 97 - 98 to once again return to the notion of meaning and sense. Morten refers to Drier drawing on social phenomenology [Schultz, Husserl, Heidegger]. Drier highlights spatio-temporality [here and now] AS A REACTION to the obvious alternative -structural-functional "versions" of Marxist social theory that have become part of the cultural-historical tradition. This structuralist "approach" derives "social units" from the "standard" intentional structure "as given" in a functional division of labour. The unit of an activity would be "defined" from within a notion of the "object" or "object-motive". Collectives in question are defined in an either/or version. In this article either the U-Turn is a therapy group with the object of cure OR the U-Turn is a film crew with the object of a music video. [a structural-functional way of defining the "events". The "structure of practice" which Ilyenkov called the "objective form of subjective activity" is thus declared "identical" with [this is the key point] that subjective activity "itself" Subjectivity is reduced to the objective "meaning". The "con-version" of meaning [objective] into "sense" [inner form] is no longer problematic. With this form of "reasoning" [as reduction] we now are prejudiced to "see" that we can now "know" [with this approach] "directly" about "subjectivity". I hope I have been faithful to what Morten was intending to make clear. These are alternative versions [and visions]. I would add they are enacting alternative "meta-phors" or images of the ideal but that is extending towards Zinchenko's notion of "inner form" and going beyond this paper.
FEBRUARY 8 2015 NISSEN MORTEN Could Life Be.pdf
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