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[Xmca-l] Re: Shpet & principium cognescenti

To finish Mike's thought: There are two kinds of people in the world: those who think there are two kinds of people in the world, and those who don't.

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Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Shpet & principium cognescenti

I can try an answer, Huw. These idea of a triadic system, spirals of development, etc are core metaphors for expressing some sort of thirdness about human life.
Father/son and holy ghost, id/ego/superego, subject/object/medium etc. It is a part of the Judeo-Christian system and aligns with non-religiously affiliated intuitions that dualism does not cut it as a mode of thought.
The trouble is, there are only two kinds of people in the world....

On Tue, Jan 27, 2015 at 2:14 PM, Huw Lloyd <huw.softdesigns@gmail.com>

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

It is the dilemma of psychology to deal with a natural science as an object that creates history. Ernst Boesch.