Jean Piaget: A Most Outrageous Deception

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Nova Publishers, 2001 - Philosophy - 321 pages
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Jean Piaget is often considered to be one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century in the field of cognition. The author of this book challenges Piaget's frequent dual use of the meanings of words within the same paragraph. Extensive comparisons and examples of this extraordinary phenomenon are presented. Conclusions are offered to explain Piaget's intent. Contents: Introduction; The Absolute Subject; Piaget's Dual System; The Marvellous Monad; Activities of the Absolute; Appendix; Bibliography.
 

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This is a crazy book, the thesis of which seems to be that Piaget secretly encoded a set of bizarre metaphysical and theological beliefs into his writings.

Contents

INTRODUCTION TO PIAGETS METAPHYSICAL THEORY
1
DIFFICULTIES TO BE OVERCOME
3
PIAGET MEETS HEGELS ABSOLUTE
4
IRRECONCILABLE MOTIVATIONS
6
A FEARSOME PESSIMISTIC THEORY
7
SPONTANEOUS DEVELOPMENT
13
LOGIC AS OPERATIONAL ACTIVITY
15
METAPHYSICAL ACTION VERSUS PHYSICAL ACTION
17
THE ABSOLUTE ENTITY AS SUBJECT
130
PHYSICAL EXPERIENCE VERSUS LOGICOMATHEMATICAL EXPERIENCE
132
THE PHYSICAL SUBJECT VERSUS THE METAPHYSICAL SUBJECT
134
FORMAL THOUGHT
136
THE ABSOLUTE ENTITY AS IMMANENT SUBJECT
138
THE EPISTEMOLOGICAL SUBJECT
140
THE ABSOLUTE ENTITY AS STRUCTURE
143
EXPLICATORY FUNCTION AND IMPLICATORY FUNCTION
147

AN ALIEN VIEW OF PIAGET
21
WHY PIAGET CANNOT ACCEPT NATURAL SCIENCE
23
THE PURPOSE OF THE BOOK
24
PIAGETS DUAL SYSTEM
25
THE MARVELOUS MONAD
26
THE ABSOLUTE SUBJECT
32
ACTIVITIES OF THE ABSOLUTE SUBJECT
36
PIAGETS DUAL SYSTEM
43
TWO KINDS OF KNOWLEDGE
44
A MULTIPLICITY OF SYNONYMS AND VERBALISMS
46
TWO MINDS
49
ANOTHER KIND OF ATOM
53
ANOTHER KIND OF SPACE
55
THE LIVING STRUCTURE SANS HEART SANS BRAIN
57
THE TWO SUBJECTS
58
TRUE CAUSE IS NOT PHYSICAL
64
AN ALIEN EXPERIENCE AN ALIEN SCIENCE
65
SPIRITUAL OBJECTS AND PHYSICAL OBJECTS
68
TWO KINDS OF DEVELOPMENT
69
PSYCHOLOGICAL NECESSITY AND INVARIANT FUNCTION VERSUS PHYSICAL BIOLOGY
70
SPECIFIC HEREDITY VERSUS GENERAL HEREDITY
73
VICARIOUS ACTIONS AND FUNCTIONS SIGNIFY DUAL ENTITIES
76
PURE MOVEMENTS OR ACTIONS WHICH DO NOT TAKE TIME
80
BRAINLESS KNOWLEDGE
81
A NONPHYSICAL ONTOGENETIC DEVELOPMENT
82
THE TWO EGOS THE TWO WORLDS THE TWO SOCIETIES AND THE TWO CIVILIZATIONS
83
THE MAVELOUS MONAD
89
THE DISINGENUOUS ROLE OF EXPERIMENT
91
THE PURPOSE OF THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE
92
HEGELS CONCEPT OF PHYSICAL EXISTENCE
94
AN UNUSUAL WAY TO DESCRIBE MONADS
96
WHY PIAGET HAS THE DUTY TO PREVARICAT
98
THE OTHER MEANING OF EGOCENTRISM
99
LYING IS GOOD BUT PHYSICAL KNOWLEDGE IS BAD
101
PIAGET REJECTS NATURAL SCIENCE
102
THE ABSOLUTE VERSUS THE JUDEOCHRISTIAN GOD
103
THE CREATION OF THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE
104
THE MEASUREMENT OF ASSIMILATORY PROGRESS
106
PIAGETIAN CHEMISTRY AND PHYSICS
107
REACTION OF THE SURROUNDING MEDIUM
109
NATURAL PHENOMENA ARE PRODUCED BY MONADS
110
MONADS THE BASIS OF MEMORY
111
CHILD PHYSICS IS BASED ON MONADS
112
AIR IS ALIVE
113
OBSERVATION OF A PHYSICAL SUBSTANCE CANNOT LEAD TO AN UNDERSTANDING OF METAPHYSICAL SUBSTANCE
114
THE CREATION AND MAINTENANCE OF LIFE IS BASED ON AIR
115
THE LIVING MONADS ACCOUNT FOR FORCE AND EGO
116
MONADS THE BASIS OF THOUGHT AND DREAMS
117
USES AIR AGAIN TO ARRIVE AT QUASIMAGIC SUBSTANCE
118
IMMANENT MONADS TEACH THE CHILD ABOUT THEIR ATOMIC NATURE
120
THE ABSOLUTE SUBJECT
125
PIAGETS PHILOSOPHY OF A NONHUMAN ABSOLUTE
129
ENDOGENOUS OR NORMATIVE STRUCTURES VERSUS EXOGENOUS OR PHYSICAL STRUCTURES
149
FORM VERSUS MATTER
151
THE CONTINUUM OF UNOBSERVABLE CORPUSCLES
153
THE LIVING FIELD OR LATTICEGROUP OF MONADS
154
THE STRUCTURE IS NONCONTINGENT AND ERROR FREE
156
USE ONE CHARACTERISTIC OF HIS SYSTEM TO PROVE ANOTHER CHARACTERISTIC OF HIS SYSTEM
157
GENETIC PSYCHOLOGY DESCRIBES THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ETERNAL STRUCTURE
159
THE PERMANENT IMMANENT STRUCTURE
160
THE ABSOLUTE ENTITY AS SPACE
165
PIAGET BEGINS
167
THE SPATIAL CONTAINER IS THE OPERATIONAL MIND
168
THE SPATIAL CONTINUUM PRODUCES LOGICOMATHEMATICAL OPERATIONS
171
PHYSICAL MOVEMENT AND METAPHYSICAL MOVEMENT
173
FLAVELLS REJECTION OF PIAGETS METAPHYSICAL PSYCHOLOGY
174
THE PERMANENT IMMANENT SPACE
179
ACTIVITIES OF THE ABSOLUTE
185
PHYSICAL EXPERIMENTS ARE INTRINSICALLY INVALID
190
THE STAGES OF METAPHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
194
A SURVEY OF VARIOUS WAYS PIAGET UTILIZES TH CONCEPT OF STAGE
196
THE SIX STAGES IN DEVELOPMENT OF THE OBJECT CONCEPT
201
THE SIX STAGES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SPATIAL FIELD AND GROUPS
204
THE SIX STAGES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF CAUSALITY
205
THE SIX STAGES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE TEMPORAL FIELD
207
CONCLUSIONS REGARDING THE FOUR SETS OF SIX STAGES
208
THE ABSOLUTE SUBJECT DEVELOPS HIMSELF
212
CONSTRUCTION AS DEVELOPMENT OF THE ABSOLUTE SUBJECT
220
KNOWLEDGE AS THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
227
SCIENCE AS THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
235
THE REVERSAL OF REALITY
245
THE METAPHYSICAL PRODUCTION OF NUMBERS
252
THE METAPHYSICAL ORIGIN OF FRACTIONS AND PROPORTION
257
WORD MAGIC
260
THE MENTAL IMAGE AS A PRECURSOR OF MAGIC
261
MAGIC AS AN EFFICACIOUS REALITY
264
PIAGETS PROFESSIONAL OUTPUT AN EXTENDED WORK OF MAGIC
265
Appendices
267
Appendix B Group
270
Appendix C Schemata
274
Appendix D Structure of Thought
279
Appendix E Intelligence
282
Appendix F System
285
Appendix G Life
287
Appendix H Self Ego 1
291
Appendix I Substance Person
297
Appendix J Totality Whole Universal
301
Appendix K Organism Organ
304
Appendix L Organization
306
Appendix M Structure
308
Bibliography
315
Index
319
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