RE: [xmca] personality

From: maria ianeva <m_ianeva who-is-at>
Date: Wed Oct 10 2007 - 10:30:34 PDT

'timeless" is probably not the right word
I agree that one's personality is always developing in active engagement with the world; there is development and there is time but time is also a "relationship" to the world it is also a subjective notion there are different kinds of time
one's personality is what it is because it was and because of it being at the same thime one and many it is what it was at the same time
I don't if what I'm trying to say is clear enough?

> Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2007 17:39:05 +0100
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> Subject: RE: [xmca] personality
> Maria wrote:
> "coming into life in the flow of time" , one's personality would be rather
> "timeless", wouldn't it?
> Isn't it just the point that, as well as being inherently "social", one's personality is
> exactly NOT "timeless" but always developing? And, part of the form that this development
> takes is given by the inner character of the personality, as an ongoing conversation with
> oneself, in the context of one's active engagement with the world (material and social).
> There's a very fruitful point of contact between the pragmatists (Peirce, Mead, etc) and
> the Russian dialogists (Volosinov, Bakhtin, etc) on this point: the sense of "mind",
> "individual psychology", "personality" as an ongoing dialogue within ourselves about
> ourselves and our practical relations with the material world and with other people, in
> which we use - and develop and re-inflect - the socially given signs (above all words, but
> not only words) we inherit and transform.
> The whole complex assumes a *developmental* view of self, personality, etc.
> It's a lovely rich mix....
> Colin Barker
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