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Re: [xmca] Question


I wanted to express my appreciation of the quote you sign off with by
Tagore.  It  captures the central imperative of foregrounding  context and
traditions in the emergence of self-consciousness [the string] BUT that
without the string there is no violin.
I find myself often reflecting on the implications this perspective

One suggestion I would like to suggest on the emergence of
self-consciousness is Andy's vimeo podcast on the Historical roots of
cultural-historical theory. [Hegel is central]

On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 6:23 AM, Elina Lampert-Shepel

> Hi, everyone,
> I would appreciate if anyone can recommend publications on
> self-consciousness in cultural-historical tradition. I am interested in any
> references on this issue.
>  Thanks in advance,
>  Elina
> --
> I have on my table a violin string. It is free. I twist one end of it and
> it
> responds. It is free. But it's not free to do what a violin string is
> supposed to do - to produce music. So I take it, fix it in my violin and
> tighten it until it is taut. Only then is it free to be a violin string.
> -Sir Rabindranath Tagore
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