Abstraction and Representation: Essays on the Cultural by Peter Damerow

By Peter Damerow

The writer of this publication is affiliated with the heart for improvement and Socialization of the Max Planck Institute for Human improvement and Ed­ ucation in Berlin and heads its software on tradition and cognition which de­ votes its labors to the reconstruction of clinical options via historical past in a standpoint of what will be referred to as "historical epistemology." he's additionally a member of a comparable learn workforce within the newly based Max Planck Institute for the background of technology in Berlin. maybe this double association throws a few gentle at the scope of Damerow's clinical pursuits. In any occasion it's going to clarify why representatives of either those associations take part an attempt to introduce Peter Damerow's writings to an English conversing audi­ ence. Damerow's scholarship levels throughout commonly various parts together with philosophy and background of technological know-how, psychology, and schooling. between his fields of workmanship are the emergence of writing, early Babylonian mathe­ matics, the background of mathematics, the connection among natural and utilized arithmetic, the idea and strategies of arithmetic guide, the tran­ sition from preclassical to classical mechanics, and the heritage and concept of relativity.

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34) According to Piaget's experiments, however, only a "practical concept of space" and a "practical concept of time" are developed at the stage of sensori-motor intelligence represented by the material actions and their sensori-motor coordination and lacking precisely the structural details of the developed concepts of space and time characterized by quantity and measure. On the Concepts of "Determination" and "Negation" The concept of "determining" as an operational concept closely associated with the dialectical development in Hegel's system is, however, of more general significance and really demands a more thorough explication of its relationship to the concept of construction in Piaget's theory of the development of cognitive systems.

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3], p. 171) Thus, negation is the most elementary precondition of any form of mediation. " ([3], p. " ([3], p. 20) For what Hegel calls "being-forself," the "completed Quality," ([3], p. " ([3], p. " ([3], p. 179) However, because immediacy and mediation are not separated on the level of the "being-for-self," a self-consciousness is associated with the "completed Quality" of sense perception which is not yet separated from the latter. ' We know ourselves as existents, distinguished in the first place from other existents, and with certain relations thereto.

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