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[Xmca-l] Re: IRECE special issue on perezhivanie and subjectivity



Nelson, Martin,
Here is an example from the Outlines paper (pdf is free if you google the paper).
Gonzales Rey is referring to Vygotsky’s article (Defect and Compensation, 1924).

Gonzales reads this article to say the psychology of blindness did not result from the objective state of blindness. On the contrary, the psychology of blindness represented a way (a path) to overcome the restraints of blindness.
What is *implicit* in Vygotsky’s statement concerning blindness is that real and objective conditions do NOT become psychological drives *for* their objective consequences, these conditions become psychological drives as a result of the *alternatives* created by blind people in dealing with the consequences of their  objective blindness.
These *psychical alternatives* (should be – an ethical value) identified as *subjective* because these alternatives resulted from the functioning of the mind *as a whole*.

The difference between subjectivity and other *forms of objectivity* is an ontological difference.

This concrete example was helpful for me to understand Gonzales Rey’s approach guiding us to interpreting the concept of subjectivity as *psyche* (as a whole)
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From: Nelson Mok