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Re: [xmca] lsv "sketching the future" -- From tool and sign?
I am pretty sure that it's THIS, from the Vygotsky Reader, pp. 134-135.. You can also find it in your Collected Works, Volume 6, p. 36, second para:
The way in which this action, related to the future, arises has remained up to this time insufficiently accounted for. Now it can be explained from the viewpoint of study of symbolic functions and their participation in behaviour. The ‘functional barrier ‘ between perception and motorics, mentioned above, and which owes its origin to the intrusion of word or some other symbol between the initial and final points of action, explains this separation of impulse from the immediate realization of the act which, in turn, constitutes the mechanism preparing postponed future action. It is the inclusion of symbolic operations which makes possible the formation of an absolutely new psychological field in composition, a field that does not lean on the existing present, but rather sketches an outline of the future situation of action and thus creates free action, independent of the immediately effective situation.
The two texts are VERY differnt though, for the reasons I mentioned. I gather that the Vygotsky Reader text is the one in Mind in Society.
Seoul National University of Education
--- On Fri, 3/25/11, mike cole <email@example.com> wrote:
From: mike cole <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: [xmca] lsv "sketching the future" -- From tool and sign?
To: "eXtended Mind, Culture,Activity" <email@example.com>
Date: Friday, March 25, 2011, 5:13 PM
David and others interested in Tool and Symbol--
In his article on Dot and Anna's fine collection of essays on ideas of
psychology, Vladimir Zinchenko quotes from Tool and Sign (I think!), to the
It is the workings of symbolic operations that allow for a completely novel
type of psychological
field to emerge; such a field is uniquely new because it does not rely on
what already exists, but
instead makes a sketch of the future, and in doing so, creates free action
that in independent of the
immediate situation. (citation of Russian version, 1984, p. 50).
I have been searching the copy of T&S I have handy and can not find it.
Might you, who are now taking
a fine tooth comb to the text, be able to help out here?
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