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Re: [xmca] LSV and Werner/Levy Bruhl/Piaget etc
I find it interesting that although Werner & Kaplan define development as a movement of differentiation and hierarchical integration, the examples they give of the distinction between 'primitive' and 'civilized' or 'advanced' thinking are all cases where the former is undifferentiated while the latter shows differentiation. By their own definition, even we 'civilized' folk lack integration. Or perhaps what has been taken, by W&K and others, as a lack of differentiation is actually a state of integration.
On Jul 13, 2010, at 10:53 AM, mike cole wrote:
> In seeking to understand cross-cultural comparisons within a developmental
> framework, the
> question of the relation between LSV's ideas and those of Heinz Werner/ Levy
> Bruhl/Piaget and others has come up. The issue are important but frought.
> For those interested, i am posting an article by werner and kaplan that
> appeared some time ago ( :-) ) in the *American Anthropologist* and some
> followup. Seems relevant to the topic.
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