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Re: [xmca] moral life of babies
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Sorry for my unclarity, Mike. The 3 options I had in mind
are (1) that the so-called "infant morality" remains in its
independent form albeit overlaid by social acquisitions, (2)
by sublate I mean it is taken up into a more complex form of
behaviour such that it no longer exists as an independent
mode of behaviour, and this I called "sublated" and (3) it
just disappears. So yes, I guess (2) sublated is "transformed".
I don't know what here would be a "proto-concept" though.
Personally I think LSV can call syncretism a concept only on
the basis that it is an early stage in the development of
what later becomes concept-use; the same sense in which
crawling is a form of walking. In that case, what we see is
by definition a proto-concept, I suppose.
mike cole wrote:
Larry and Andy (and Martin and David I guess).
I would rather withhold judgment on some to the categorization going on
in this discussion. Andy wrote:
"To me, it does raise the question, as Jay commented in his belated
commentary on the infant communication discussion, how much is retained
or built on, how much is sublated into more complex neoformations and
how much actually just fades away to be replaced by other neoformations?"
Is sublation not a transformation?
Are you sure that what the baby arrives with are not proto-concepts?
Everyone understand (e.g., can specify new examples in an unambiguous
way) what counts as a neoformation?
I feel quite uncertain about these issues.
Andy Blunden http://home.mira.net/~andy/ +61 3 9380 9435
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