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[Xmca-l] Re: Understanding/changing "something"
Could you connect a dot or two to my question, Peter?
I could not find it on the page that the link opened to.
On Thu, May 28, 2015 at 11:16 AM, Peter Smagorinsky <email@example.com> wrote:
> is the best I could find.
> Obama campaigned in 2008 on a "hope and change" theme, which is different
> from "change and understand." To which Hilary Clinton replied "I have 35
> years of experience, fighting for real change"
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> For a current writing project I have been led to think about the fact that
> Kurt Lewin is widely quoted as telling his students and colleagues that "if
> you want to understand something, try to change it."
> I have long associated this idea with the notion that if you want to
> understand HISTORY, try to change IT. But either I am reading Lewin into
> Marxism, or hallucinating. Can it really be true that no Great Leader has
> ever said that you want to understand history (a particular
> "something") try to change it?
> There are well known major influences of Lewin on both Vygotsky and Luria
> that might be illuminated by this inquiry, one way or the other.
> Thanks for any help you can provide.
> All there is to thinking is seeing something noticeable which makes you
> see something you weren't noticing which makes you see something that isn't
> even visible. N. McLean, *A River Runs Through it*
All there is to thinking is seeing something noticeable which makes
you see something you weren't noticing which makes you see something
that isn't even visible. N. McLean, *A River Runs Through it*