Re: [xmca] Re: the Strange Situation

From: Martin Packer <packer who-is-at>
Date: Fri Oct 24 2008 - 09:13:11 PDT


Help me with this, please. Do you mean objective as opposed to subjective, a
personal evaluative judgment? I think I can by that. By why does an
objective development not connote progress or improvement? Could these not
be objective processes too?


On 10/23/08 7:28 PM, "Andy Blunden" <> wrote:

> "The very terms 'development' and 'learning' are normative":
> yes these terms are 'normative' but in an objective sense of
> the word 'normative' in that they refer to a process between
> a universal (or genus, community) and an individual. This
> may be quite 'objective'. There is no need for any
> connotation of 'progress', or "getting better", etc.

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