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[Xmca-l] Re: Sad news-- Jerry Bruner has died


I was wondering if it might be OK for recent discussion on this thread to be retitled so that Jerry Bruner might at least be free to wander to his intended destination, if there is one?

Perhaps anything of note of his work could be posted here, but offshoot-topics (which are most welcomed!) could be spun off to a new thread title?

I was under the impression that honoring his contribution had been happening, but it seems things have gotten a little debate-y?

What do you think?


I myself would like to know the story how Bruner came to meet Luria. Would anyone like to recount that?


My contribution to the discussion about scaffolding:

It occurred to me yesterday that not only is scaffolding a metaphor, but also a metaphor is scaffolding: once the metaphor is used and the concept it is intended to illustrate takes hold, that the underlying structure becomes conceptually autonomous and the metaphor falls away leaving the meaning to stand on its own.

Kind regards,