Re: [xmca] AN Leontyev's Problems of Development of Mind

From: Haydi Zulfei <haydizulfei who-is-at>
Date: Sat Dec 20 2008 - 12:10:56 PST

Dear Andy,
Thank you for your good news of the New Year Gift !! Don't moan ; don't lament it was published under Stalin !! :) Alas David is the first to have it :) Haydi
--- On Sat, 12/20/08, Andy Blunden <> wrote:

From: Andy Blunden <>
Subject: [xmca] AN Leontyev's Problems of Development of Mind
To: "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <>
Date: Saturday, December 20, 2008, 9:57 AM

Is there anyone who has a good clean copy of AN Leontyev's Problems of
Development of Mind who would be preared to give, sell or lend it to me so that
it can be transcribed and made available in an electronic copy?


David Kellogg wrote:
> Mike:
> You sounded a little discouraged. Let me show you something. It's
mostly in Korean, but I think you will like it anyway:
> As you can see, it's a very big cafe style website: many rooms, lots
of material, and many different functions. Among other things it does this:
> a) It's a major means by which the work of MCA and xmca gets
translated into Korean and disseminated in Korea. b) It is a vehicle for the
"Institute of Progressive Education", founded and funded by the Korea
Educational Workers Union (recently legalized and just now being unlegalized by
the new Yi Myeongbak dictatorship).
> c) It's the main place where our Thinking and Speech translation
group meets while I am here in America with my wife.
> But I didn't set it up.To tell you the truth, I discovered it quite
by chance, through one of my grad students, only about a month ago. It was set
up back in April by militants of the KCTU, the Korean Confederation of Trade
Unions. Like any cafe frequented by busy workers, it's a bit of a
complexive mess. Alongside the work of Michael Cole (lovingly translated into
Korean by the director of the Institute of Progressive education, Bae Hicheol,
who teaches third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders in a single classroom school
up in the mountains of Kangwando) there are ruminations about Desmond Morris and
the Naked Ape that would make you cringe.
> There are even things that make me cringe, like the invidious comparison
between Yrjo Engestrom's work with Finnish primary education and our own
work (we've got TEN times the population!)
> But this is the power of complexive thinking! When one branch runs into a
dead end, you almost always find some offshoot flourishing. Volosinov thought
that was a GOOD thing, not a BAD thing. And yes, Volosinov really LOATHED
Saussure; one of the things he liked to point out was that if Saussure's
view of language was correct, any breakdown in the system would render ALL of
the other elements meaningless. Fortunately, complexive thinking is not like
> dk
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