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

From: Andy Blunden <ablunden who-is-at>
Date: Wed Dec 24 2008 - 16:46:55 PST

Michael Roth has scanned the entire book, and photocopies
are now available at (altogether

I have OCRed and corrected it, and made a start on inserting
the diagrams and the result is at
(1.8 Mb)

*Can someone to proofread this* for me? Is there anyone who
has not read the book, who would like to read it and mark
errors with a highlight tool on the PDF for me?

The book is in fact a "Selected Works" of AN Leontyev,

1. The Problem of the Origin of Sensation 1
I. The Problem 1
II. Hypothesis 19
III. The Functional Evolution of Sensitivity 43
IV. Discussion of the Results and Conclusions 95
2. The Biological and Social in Manís Psyche 107
3. An Outline of the Evolution of the Psyche 129
I. The Evolution of the Psyche in Animals 129
II. The Origin of Human Consciousness 165
III. Historical Development of Consciousness 181
4. Historical Approach to Study of the Psyche 227
5. The Development of Higher Forms of Memory 275
6. Psychological Principles of Preschool Play 305
7. The Development of the Childís Psyche 327
8. The Childís Development 350


and Best wishes for the holiday season for everyone!

Haydi Zulfei wrote:
> 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?
> Andy
> 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
> that.
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