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[Xmca-l] Shpet & principium cognescenti

There seems to be a clear parallel between Vygotsky's use of the
formulation "in itself, for others, for itself" and Shpet's referencing
theological principium cognescenti which according to my brief browsing are
three principles:
principium essendi, principium cognoscendi externum, principium cognoscendi

Is anyone here familiar with the etymology of these principles and their
bearing on Vygotsky's work?  Is there more than a superficial resemblance?