Footnotes

  1. Note that I mean to handle this issue casually and not get confined by it. I'm more interested in its social construction.
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  2. "... what is required is a continuous debate over certain topics that resist by their very nature any final coherent formulations in somebody's terms - topics that I will call imaginary topics." - pp. 187-188
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  3. Refer to my historical materialism extension of the exemplars of sect, business, etc.
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  4. This refers to Mead's social dynamics but also to a broad context of such theories.
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  5. V.P. Zinchenko identifies this problem as the problem of the body and the way it trans-sects consciousness.
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  6. The internal discipline of concept management prefigures the great traditional concepts of enlightenment and all the varieties of New Age consciousness system.
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  7. Kant used tradition as a container for rational argumentation, based on this dynamic. (I'm tempted to divagate in the direction of tradition here.) The categorical way of thinking is traceably the consequence of this situation. p. 196
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  8. Note that I am retrieving the humanist `sciences' of rhetoric, philology, jurisprudence and poetry as the disciplines in which to reinvest.
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  9. Grassi in The primordial metaphor explains (following Aristotle) how reality is to be understood in terms of a 'theater of the imagination' which gets reflected as historical activity. This is also the inspiration of Vygotsky (see the next section, page 32.)
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  10. Cushman in History, psychology, and the abyss neatly turns this on its head and shows how this reification of parenting can be seen from an anthropological lens as a tool for psychohistorical explanation.
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  11. The classical ideal of being a 'rhetor' is thus the antecedent of the idea of doing psychology from the standpoint of involvement.
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  12. Foucault, in Histoire de la folie (see Sica, note, pp. 6-7), documents a decisive shift in attitudes toward irrationality, related to `madmen' being relegated to prison.
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  13. Bhaskar in his critical epilogue to Shotter's Conversational realities cites the prisoner as being in a situation that defies social construction.
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  14. A 'perspicuous representation' in the Philosophical investigations is a metaphorical expression that "produces just that understanding which consists of 'seeing connections'. .. It earmarks the form of the account we give, the way we look at things."
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