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- Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:04:52 -0800
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I do not understand the central message of this note, Haydi.
On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 8:57 AM, Haydi Zulfei <email@example.com>
> I said the dominant province of Vygotsky's work ; that means all through
> his works , he uses terms and expressions which denote or connote "action"
> : behaviour , operation , activity , work as labour proper and these are
> not things which might escape your good attention .
> Then denial of action is denial of what Vygotsky has taken for granted .
> Vygotsky does have an unending love for word and literature , art in
> general ; Then we should not take him as being guilty because he either did
> not have time or he did not want to deal with the analysis of "action" .
> In his "Higher Psychological Functions" , he first talks about an
> environment , he stresses that the environment necessitates use of tools
> even for the months-old child , then he elucidates in details the influence
> of speech upon each function . It's my assumption that Vygotsky implies
> that when everything is in place , that is , when by the blessings of
> speech , all functions are ripe and rich and replete with influences , then
> the gown-up , adolescent , adult , man becomes ready to go fully for
> transformations . And I don't mean : word ends , action begins ; no linear
> advancement . through zigs and zags , heading towards will be the agenda .
> I ask : is that the case that you think that Vygotsky thought that with
> rich , ripe psychological functions a la speech influence , man was
> finished with everything to continue living ?? I'm afraid not ! Man now had
> to take one very big step further , farther . To have ideals , to let them
> penetrate cycles of activities to provide products to satisfy needs because
> the richest , ripest talk will not satisfy life needs .
> Capitalism today though decaying , has opted for horrendous deeds and
> wants to go ahead with these deeds through futile talks . Destructive
> arsenals are not for defense as coming from rich beneficial talks ; they
> won't wait for the United Nations' benevolent tribunes nor for the written
> files therefrom , either .
> The United Actions of all the oppressed peoples of the world may wayward
> another big disaster !!
> and that requires already agreed upon talks ; otherwise no deed will be a
> crowned one !
It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object
that creates history. Ernst Boesch.