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Re: [xmca] Message in a Bottle Erratum

I get the idea of true concepts depending upon schooling, David and Paula.
But i am sceptical of the conclusions you appear to agree upon on two

1. I do not believe that school is the only institutional setting that
induces thinking in concepts. Perhaps LSV did.

2. I do not believe, and I believe there textual evidence to show that
Vygotsky believed that they were left at the school door. Schooling adds to
the toolkit. It does not uniformly replaced the prior toolkit of everyday

Am misinterpreting the significance of what you two are saying?


On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 6:31 PM, David Kellogg <vaughndogblack@yahoo.com>wrote:

> Paula just sent me something quite kind about my Message in a Bottle.
> Praise from Paula is praise indeed, particularly where Chapter Five of T&S
> is concerned.
> I was just letting it go to my head and linger when I noticed the following
> stupid mistake:
> "So in this sense the new theory in which concepts (sic) are left at the
> school door is not entirely inconsistent with the old theory according to
> which thinking in concepts really only takes place in the transitional age
> (i.e. adolescence)."
> Of course, it's COMPLEXES that the 1934 Vygotsky is suggesting may be left
> at the school door. Sorry, I must have left my head on the subway yesterday;
> usually it's just my hat.
> David Kellogg
> Seoul National University of Education
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