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[Xmca-l] Re: Videos on perezhivanie from Nikolai Veresov

I want to continue with your insight of the ways perezhivanie, Tim’s *human being is humaning* and Gadamer’s notion of *mitsein* seem to be mutually con(current) ways of moving or orienting or approaching this theme of freeze framing *aboutness* that is an (abstracting) from our corresponding ways of moving together. (verbing).
Tim being explicit that ethno/graphic doings are abstracting movements writing afterwards *about* what first must unfold and be disclosed through our humaning.

I will offer a comment from Frederick Olafson on this concurrent theme.

“It is still not as widely understood as it should be how closely the claim of the natural sciences to be *the theory of everything* is bound up with the validity of the operation that was performed on the concept of the world by philosophers in the seventeenth century, and that has been, since that time, vigorously espoused by natural scientists themselves.  This was the creation of the subjective/objective contrast and with it, of the mind as the receptable for mere appearance -that is, for everything that did not lend itself to the methods of inquiry of those sciences.  Without the initial act of  *abstraction* from *the world as we know it* and the availability of the mind as an *alibi*, an *elsewhere* for all the subjective debris that had been denied a place in the order of nature, the claim of the natural sciences to be *the* complete and authoritative account of what there is would seem feeble indeed.”

The theme of humaning (as verb) as what human beings (human becomings) *do* within the world prior to our writing and abstracting and offering accounts *about* this *doing* is worth ex/ploring. 
Greg’s question if it is possible to graphically compose in a humaning way is an open question. Maybe they are distinct processes but are mutually and reciprocally necessary movements?

Perezhevanie, humaning, and mitsein, share an affinity.

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From: Rod Parker-Rees
Sent: May 14, 2016 9:50 AM
To: ablunden@mira.net; eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Videos on perezhivanie from Nikolai Veresov

Thanks for this, Andy.

Nikolai’s emphasis on the distinction between P1 (the phenomenon of perezhivanie as a psychological process) and P2 (the abstract concept of perezhivanie as part of a theory) resonates, for me, with Ingold’s emphasis on doing – ‘human’, ‘thought’, ‘activity’ and ‘experience’ are convenient fictions which allow us to stop the continuous flow of humaning, thinking, acting or experiencing so that we can think ABOUT them. I picture this as being like those moments in films (I think first in ‘The Matrix’) when the action is paused as we move around within it, looking at it from various angles. Like a statue or model, the noun allows us to consider a process or event from different angles but the convenience of freezing the movement comes at a cost. There is a risk that we can forget that a human is only a human when it is humaning, an activity is only an activity when it is being enacted, etc.

The way the social situation of development is ‘refracted’ through a particular child’s perezhivanie seems to me to be like the way the environment is ‘understood’ and understanding is etymologically close to ‘standing among’. Being and acting within a social situation of development shapes (develops) the prism through which the social situation of development will shape development.

All the best,


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Subject: [Xmca-l] Videos on perezhivanie from Nikolai Veresov

Here are links to Nickolai Veresov's keynote speech on Perezhivanie on Symposium at ISCAR in Sydney.

Perezhivanie in Cultural-Historical Theory: The Concept and is content.


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Andy Blunden


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