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[Xmca-l] Re: interpretations of the history of ideas



Huw, could you say a little more on the (genetic) habit of mind.
Mike wrote of the relation of image and word referring to (kraut).
I am curious if this notion of (image) can extend to genetic habits of mind.  These cultural images are shared and also mediate our ideas and images.
In particular I have one image in mind. The image of having fallen away from and then returned to ... 

-----Original Message-----
From: "Huw Lloyd" <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com>
Sent: ‎2015-‎11-‎24 10:34 AM
To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca-l@mailman.ucsd.edu>
Subject: [Xmca-l]  interpretations of the history of ideas

Apropos of cultural-historical conceptions, I've been reading a little of
Arthur Lovejoy's approach to the history of ideas (1948).  It makes for
interesting reading, although I'm not particularly familiar with many of
the references.  However, one of the central pivots seems to be 'the
genetic habit of mind', which, as far as I can discern is the idea behind
the history of ideas...

Best,
Huw