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Re: [xmca] RE: Smolucha article


If we accept that the initially biological processes of perception, attention, and memory are later reformulated fundamentally by the acquisition and development of a system that organizes these processes along cultural lines, why should creativity and imagination be considered exceptions?  The same tide lifts all boats.

Peter F.

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From:        Peter Smagorinsky <smago@uga.edu>
To:        "eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity" <xmca@weber.ucsd.edu>
Date:        06/20/2012 03:57 PM
Subject:        [xmca] RE: Smolucha article
Sent by:        xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu

In the article, Smolucha asserts that to LSV, creativity is a higher mental function. (p. 59) This does not match my understanding of what a higher mental function is, i.e., a cultural concept. Creativity seems to me to be a means for developing a cultural concept, but not commensurate with one. Any help? Thx,p

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mailto:xmca-bounces@weber.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of Peter Smagorinsky
Sent: Wednesday, June 20, 2012 3:52 PM
To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
Subject: [xmca] FW: Smolucha article

I got my hands on a scanned version of Smolucha's paper on Vygotsky and creativity. Enjoy,p

p.s. someone had written a pronunciation key for her name on the manuscript. A good mnemonic for pronouncing her name: Smolucha lives near Chicago, where it can snow much-a.

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